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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.

With Sadness…

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Academy member Bob Accinelli. Bob was a much-loved member of the Academy family, appreciated for his quick mind and his sense of humour. He made valuable contributions as a co-facilitator, a member of the Talks Committee, and an active workshop participant. He will be greatly…

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 GreenwoodStation, 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 theterrace of the ‘Neruda Restaurant’, the latest  reincarnation of…

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

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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