New October Walks

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Four new ALTO walks have been added to the schedule for October: Monday October 3rd Beltline, Tuesday October 12th Summerhill Area, Monday October 24th Humber North and Monday October 31st Rosedale to Cabbagetown (Halloween). 

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Workshops and Interest Groups are starting soon!

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Workshops are beginning at Tartu College, 310 Bloor Street West on Monday, September 12th for Week 1 and on Monday, September 19th for Week 2.

The Special Interest groups meeting in September are Coffee Chat, Gardening, and Book Club.

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Tartu College for September Workshops, Forums and Talks

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We are thrilled to announce that the Board has approved having in-person Workshops, Forums and Talks starting in September (except Zoom Tuesday workshops) at our new home at Tartu College at 310 Bloor St. West (Madison Avenue entrance). As an introduction to Tartu, we are planning a Welcome Launch on September 8th from 2:00 pm to 4 :00 pm where you can become familiar with the facility, meet fellow Academy members, facilitators, and Board members, and have some treats.

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Upcoming Walks

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Just a reminder that the following ALTO walks are coming up:

Tuesday August 23th Hogg’s Hollow in North York, Tuesday September 6th Sunnyside Beaches and Monday September 12th Toronto Island.

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Huron-Wendat Trail Walk July 19th

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Thanks to Simon Pearson for leading us, on Tuesday July 19, a day on record as one of the hottest of 2022, along this somewhat far-flung but historically interesting route of the Huron-Wendat Trail. Departing from the Finch West station, seven of us headed north on Keele Street to access the trail, now the Finch Hydro Corridor and Recreational Trail. For the first 20 minutes we followed Simon along a vast expanse…

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In Memoriam – Heather Raff

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Heather Raff died on July 7th, many of us remember Heather as a truly lovely woman. Heather was a member of the Economist Readers workshop and had participated in several other workshops including the Web of Science.  Her background was in English Literature, she had earned degrees from McGill University.  She was a teacher and…

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Mark your calendars! Fall Forums are coming soon.

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Our first Fall Forum is at Tartu at 2:30 pm on Sept. 28th. The topic is The “New” Cold War?  U.S., Russia, and China and the International Order Today”. It is presented by Dr. Arne Kislenko a professor with the Department of History at Toronto Metropolitan (formerly Ryerson) University and an instructor in the Trinity…

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