King Street: The Great Thoroughfare of Toronto, Tuesday, March 6, 7:00pm - 9:30pm (Doors 6:30), St. Lawrence Hall (157 King St. East), $35 general admission, $20 students, tickets available at 260 Adelaide, or tos184th.eventbrite.ca.
Each March 6th, Toronto's First Post Office and the Town of York Historical Society celebrate the City of Toronto's birthday in the heart of the old town!
This year, with all eyes on King Street’s transit pilot program, we’ll examine the history of this historic avenue with “King Street: The Main Thoroughfare of Toronto.”
Columnist Christopher Hume, architecture critic and urban issues columnist of the Toronto Star, will speak on his favourite Toronto thoroughfare, paying special attention to the recent transit pilot and the historical district east of Yonge Street. He will examine what makes King a great street and how it has managed to remain vital for nearly 200 years.
Plus special guests:
Rollo Myers, Heritage Advocate
Barbara Grey, Director of Transportation at the City of Toronto
There will also be displays and activities by community presenters, and, of course, the famous Old Town Silent Auction! Follow #TOs184th and @TOs1stPO as we preview some of the auction lots up for grabs this March 6th.
There will also be music, displays and activities by community presenters, and, of course, the famous Old Town Silent Auction! Follow #TOs184th and @TOs1stPO as we reveal more special guests and preview some of the auction lots up for grabs this March 6th.
We appreciate the support of many community partners in this fundraiser, including our members, neighbours, and friends who purchase tickets to our annual celebration. Proceeds from this event benefit the Town of York Historical Society and Toronto’s First Post Office, a museum and National Historic Site. The Town of York Historical Society researches, interprets, and promotes the history of the Town of York and early Toronto, and fosters the preservation of the Town of York’s surviving built environment.
Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation
Rockwerk Craft Stonemasonry
Old Town Supporter:
The Sumach by Chartwell
A free, monthly drop-in for letter-writers, bullet journallers, and all those who would like DEDICATED WRITING TIME in good company!
Hosted by our lovely stationery-smitten gals:
Jessica Lewis (The Paper Trail Diary)
Forever doomed to boasting multiple paper cuts at any given time, Jessica Lewis shares her love of books, snail mail, zines and crafts on her blog The Paper Trail Diary. The blog also features a shop, such as the zines ‘The Chain Letter Short Story Project’ and ‘This is What It’s Like to be a Stationery Nerd.’ She loves writing to her pen pals all over the world, finding new things to make out of scrapbook paper, and reading as much as she can.
Andrea-Raymond Wong (Q&A Letterbox)
Andrea Raymond loves snail mail and stationery, so much, that she wrote a letter everyday in 2014 and 2015. Co-founder of the stationery subscription Q&A Letterbox, Andrea is always on the lookout for pretty paper. She also collaborates on Pretty Postal, organizing themed snail mail swaps.
Unless otherwise noted:
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all workshops and ticketed events. There are no refunds within forty-eight hours of events. Please note that not all events are suited for children.
Bonus: on the day of workshops at Toronto's First Post Office, participants will get 10% off all regularly-priced merchandise in our gift shop.