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Fall Forum #2 – Sing Me a Song of Canada

Fall Forum #2 – Sing Me a Song of Canada

submitted by Janet Broadley Thea Herman opened our second fall forum meeting of 2018, ‘Sing Me a Song of Canada’, presented by Robin Elliott, Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. Professor Elliott was introduced by Jill Humphries and thanked by Bob Accinelli. Unfortunately, the technological sources were incompatible…

Special Faculty Club Rate For Academy Members

Special Faculty Club Rate For Academy Members

Over the years many Academy members have enjoyed events and meals held at the Faculty Club, at 41 Willcocks Street —a couple of short blocks from Knox. All Academy members are now invited to join this club at half of the normal rate for the first year. The regular seniors’ rate is $220 annually, with…

A Typical Academy Double Bill – Our First Fall Forum of 2018

A Typical Academy Double Bill – Our First Fall Forum of 2018

A Typical Academy Double Bill – First we learned from each other and then we socialized.

An overflow audience of new and continuing members crowded into Room 5 for the first Fall Forum of 2018 – the ever-popular Presenting our Presenters. President Sharon Harris welcomed everyone and urged us to be inspired, but not intimidated, by the excellent presentations we were about to experience.  Indeed, all three were outstanding, in very different ways.

With Sadness

With Sadness

Chris Clemence It is with sadness that we let you know about the passing of Academy member Chris Clemence. A member since 2003, Chris has, in recent years, been a faithful and lively member of the Economist Readers workshop. His absence is already keenly felt – especially by the ladies in the group, as Chris…

A Member in the Spotlight

A Member in the Spotlight

Kudos and congratulations to Academy member May Cohen who has been recognized as one of the Government of Canada’s Women of Impact in Canada. She has been recognised in the STEM category. Click here to see the other illustrious women who have been recognised.

The Last Lap: Thanks for the Walks and the Memories

The Last Lap: Thanks for the Walks and the Memories

Waving good-bye to another successful Walks season Rene Laukat Reports From The Trail On a rain-threatening and drizzly day,seven ‘regular’ walkers showed up at the Old Mill TTC station for a near circling of the upper Humber River. Capably led by Mark Abbott, who was celebrating his birthday in this auspicious way, the group passed…

Academy Quarterly Review Q3 2018

Academy Quarterly Review Q3 2018

Q3, 2018 Welcome to the New Academy Year! A Message From Our President By Sharon Harris To me, September always marks a new beginning. To slightly modify  Elizabeth Hay’s essay about this month, “Yellow school buses reappear, and brave children shoulder their knapsacks. The songbirds have gone south and … we Academy members remain”  to…

With Sadness…

With Sadness…

It is with sadness that we communicate the passing of Academy member Phyrne Parker. Up until her illness last year, Phyrne was an active Academy member – an engaging workshop facilitator, an active committee chair, and a conscientious Board member. Her determination, sense of humour, and kindness will be missed. Visitation will be at Bernardo’s…

Viewing the City’s Urban Art – August 14th Walk

Viewing the City’s Urban Art – August 14th Walk

Thanks, Ken, for this truly unique stroll through a wildly ‘graffitied’ Kensington Market and along Queen East laneways that felt as though we had stumbled into the back ways of Santa Domingo.  Amazing stuff all!! Every year delightful…..every year enough artistic changes to make a repeat viewing much to be  looked for ward to. Rene…

Seeing the World Through Curious Eyes

Seeing the World Through Curious Eyes

Bridget Hough captured some of Toronto’s interesting street art on a recent Academy walk

As Webmaster, I am lucky enough to see a number of wonderful photographs that cross my “desk” for use on the Academy website. From time to time a photo stands out for its subject, perspective, skill, or just for the creative eye of the photographer. I thought that it would be nice to share these photos with all Academy members so that they can enjoy them as well.