The Special Events and Activities committee is inviting you to our Holiday Luncheon to be held Wednesday, December 6, 2023 in the Event Hall at Tartu. An email has been sent to Academy members with details of the event.Read More
Start: 1:00 PM
Leader: Donna Oke
Meet: Old Mill Subway Station
Route: James Gardens is a former estate on the West Bank of the Humber River. It is known for its flower gardens, terraced stone pathways beside sparkling spring-fed pools and streams and mature trees.
These Gardens were donated by the James family to the City of Toronto and the original home ‘Red Gables’ sits at the summit and exists today.
Flat fairly long walk with one steep hill at the end.
We will then walk along Edenbridge Drive to Royal York and walk or catch a bus to Royal York Subway Station.
Refreshment Stop (around 3): Fox and John’s Pub and Restaurant, 2199 Bloor Street WestRead More
Start: 1:00 pm
Leader: Donna Oke
Meet: Across from Summerhill Subway Station
Route: Through Summerhill area: Summerhill is named after a house built in 1842 by Canadian Transportation magnate Charles Thompson. Thompson established the ‘SummerHill Park and Pleasure Grounds’. The name is derived from Old English “somer hyll” enoting a hill used for summer grazing.
This walk is very pretty and consists of some hills and dales.
Refreshment Stop (around 3): Quail and Firkin, 1055 Yonge StreetRead More
There are now two Book Clubs as well as Special Interest Groups that are running in the Fall and Winter (these groups run monthly online via Zoom and are available to all members).Read More
Six women who met through the Academy found common cause in writing about their mothers and mothering, stories and poems that shine a light on each of their significant differences in experiences and outcomes. From their collaboration came Mother Load: Memoirs of Struggle and Strength, published in December 2022 by Demeter Press.Read More
Start: 3:00 pm
Leader: Rene Laukat
Meet: Ramsden Park, across from TTC Rosedale Subway Station
Route: Rosedale Community ghoulish displays including Cluny Drive, South Road & Hawthorne, passing through Craigleigh Gardens past Castle Frank to Cabbagetown
Dinner: Stout Irish Pub, 221 Carlton St., around 5 pmRead More
Come and be masterfully entertained as you learn about the structure of 8 and 12 bar Blues and how Blues music is everywhere.Read More
Registration is NOW OPEN for the first-ever ALLTO Hybrid workshop. It is “Opinions” and starts January 2024, Week One, Thursday, January 11, 2:30-4:30.Read More
Our Fall Forum #3 is Presenting the Presenters with two Academy presenters. Join us!Read More
“Presenting the Presenters” featured two very polished presentations, both involving topics of historical significance, one literary and one visual.Read More