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Academy Walk June 18 – Greenwood to the Neruda Restaurant

Academy Walk June 18 – Greenwood to the Neruda Restaurant

Thank you, Rhona, for leading us on Tuesday morning on one of our favourite Academy Walks. Our route ran from Greenwood Station, through  various parklands, past a variety of artworks and places of worship on Rhodes Avenue, and then towards  Ashbridges Bay waterside trails.   The luncheon convened on the terrace of the ‘Neruda Restaurant’, the latest…

Exploring High Park – June 11 Academy Walk

Exploring High Park – June 11 Academy Walk

Thanks, Josie, for leading about 20 of us on this perfect sunny June morning along the wooden and waterside trails of High Park, including some grand views of the park’s wildlife.  And then, finally a chance to once again  sit on the patio of the Grenadier Restaurant to enjoy a communal luncheon, joined by the…

Wrap-up to our 2018/19 Academy Year – The AGM

Wrap-up to our 2018/19 Academy Year – The AGM

More than 100 Academy members filled Alumni Hall in Old Vic on Monday June 3rd for the Annual General Meeting, which was ably chaired by outgoing President, Sharon Harris. In her report Sharon outlined some of the ups and downs of this past year, including the bombshell dropped by Knox when they declined to renew…

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With Sadness

With Sadness

it is with sadness that we say a fond farewell to Patricia Nyman – an Academy member and an active participant in last year’s Documentary Film workshop. A memorial gathering will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2019 between 3 and 5 pm at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre. click here to see details for…

Academy Walk – Islington Murals via Kingsway, Mimico Creek and Montgomery Inn

Academy Walk – Islington Murals via Kingsway, Mimico Creek and Montgomery Inn

Today I led a group of about 15 on the long walk from Old Mill subway  station to the Islington Murals via Kingsway, Mimico Creek and Montgomery Inn. Roma led a group of about 5 on a shorter walk starting at Islington subway station. This was the fifth walk of the season, and like the…

Coming Soon – Fall 2019 Forums!

Coming Soon – Fall 2019 Forums!

Finding speakers for Academy Forums and our Spring Talks Series is an ongoing challenge for the Talks Committee. Year after year, they deliver a slate of fascinating topics and engaging speakers to inform and intrigue us. It looks like next fall’s forums will be no exception. Here are some of the topics on the horizon:…

TAN Newsletter – June 2019

TAN Newsletter – June 2019

The June 2019 issue of the TAN Newsletter is now available. Please click the link below to view. Tan Newsletter June 2019

Academy Walks – Beltline and Cedarvale

Academy Walks – Beltline and Cedarvale

With rain seriously threatening, it was gratifying to find 8 Academy ‘long’ walkers awaiting me on Tuesday morning at Davisville TTC Station  where I filled in as walk leader for Susan Ladle who sadly  had succumbed to mobility issues.  Susan was missed and hopefully will be back on the trails soon. Having led this much-loved…

May 20 Walk – Tommy Thompson Park / Leslie Spit

May 20 Walk – Tommy Thompson Park / Leslie Spit

I was pleased to help Mike lead  Monday’s Academy Walkers along the holiday-busy Tommy Thompson Park / Leslie Spit Trails.  Seems the numbers were ever fluid with 16 of us at the starting gate…..then several taking the many optional trails ‘ less travelled’ and others foregoing the end-to-end marathon and enjoying their picnic short of…