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Starting Off The 2019/20 Academy Year With A Great Success!

Organizing Committee clockwise: Clare Mian, Doug Wilson, Jim Pike, Nancy Kraft, Jeff Biteen, Janet Tyrell, Niki Warrington, Trudi Armstrong, Susan Murphy, John Weatherburn, Audrey Swail, Sue Kralik, Randal Holloway, Gillian Long The first Special Event of the new Academy year was very special indeed! On the morning of September 5th, the Board invited all new…

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Academy Walk – August 20


On the Road With the Academy Walkers – August 13

With the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ upon us we were not deterred.  On a steamy morning,  nine of us followed Ken along the York Beltline, past Caledonia and through Prospect Cemetery to the delightful ‘Tre Mari Bakery on St. Clair West.  Here two ‘short’ walkers joined us for delicious Italian luncheon offerings, some dining on…

Academy Lakeside Walk to Ontario Place

Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Great Heat… The July 16th Walk

Departing from Kipling station at 10 a.m. and bussing down to the ‘Long Branch Loop, about 1 1/2 hour later with sweat dripping from under our hats, the 9 of us, led by our esteemed Walks Co-coordinator, Ken Snelson, gratefully arrived at the chilled cafeteria of Humber College’s Lakeshore campus where we met up with Roma, the only ‘show’…

Margaret Robertson – a Fond Farewell

With deep sorrow we have to report that the Academy has lost one of our most distinguished trio of Life Members, Margaret Robertson.  On Wednesday July 17th, in the comfort of her own home, she was surrounded by close friends as she chose to end her intolerable pain. Many of us will have warm memories…

Academy Quarterly Review Q2 2019

Q2, 2019 Welcome To Our June 2019 Issue Welcome to the last issue of the Academy Quarterly Review for the 2018-19 Academy year, and welcome especially to new members who may be reading the AQR for the first time. In this issue we celebrate the remarkable achievements of our long time members, Eileen and Ralph…

Trekking through Toronto’s History from Muir Gardens to the Granite Brewery

Ken Snelson and Sandra Clarke led Academy walkers through Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens and Blythwood Ravine on July 2, 2019. The start of the walk in the Lawrence Park neighbourhood was appropriate on the day after Canada Day because Muir Gardens are dedicated to the memory of the Toronto teacher who penned the patriotic anthem, “The Maple Leaf Forever” in 1867, the year of Confederation.

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