Old Card Workshop

Valentine Bee, February 12, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), free admission, drop-in.

Join us for our annual make-your-own Valentine Bee! Lots of supplies will be available, or bring your own to make something sweet for your honey. Better yet: bring your honey and have fun cutting and pasting the afternoon away, together!

Post-a-Letter and Fans-of-Plans

Post-a-Letter and Fans-of-Plans Sundays, ongoing, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), free, drop-in.

We've had a lot of interest lately in forming a meet-up/drop-in group for those who have adopted the Bullet Journal system. At the same time, the letter-writers among us have been asking to increase the frequency of Post-a-Letter Sundays.

So we're combining the two!

The original Post-a-Letter Sundays began with a simple concept: this was dedicated writing time. But it evolved to include a little show-and-tell, the occasional special guest, and always good company. As we move into the new year, we'll continue to look to you to tell us what you'd like from it. Would you like supplies provided? Nibbles? Music? Come along and let's chat. Or just turn up with your bullet journal/planner/correspondence, and get down to work.

Upcoming Post-a-Letter/Fans-of-Plans Sundays:
February 12 (note: combined with the Valentine Bee)
March 19
April 9

Toronto's 183rd Birthday!

Toronto's 183rd Birthday!, March 6, 7:30 - 9:30 pm (Doors 7:00 pm), St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King St. East, $35, tickets available here.

Once again, Toronto's First Post Office and the Town of York Historical Society are celebrating the anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city!

This March 6th, Toronto shares it's 183rd birthday with Canada’s 150th. It is also Toronto's 150th year as capital of the Province of Ontario! For this historic year, we’ll be featuring storytellers, artists, and muscians, presenting Toronto tales from 1867, 1967, and 2017.

BRUCE BELL with piano accompaniment by RANDY VANCOURT

... and don't forget our annual Old Town Silent Auction, with wonderful surprises from the neighbourhood and across Toronto. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for the auction lots up for grabs this March 6th! They include hotel packages, culinary experiences, theatre tickets, and much more. We appreciate the support of many community partners in this fundraiser.

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.

Bullet Journal Workshop

Bullet Journal Workshops, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), $15, pre-registration required.

Wednesday, March 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm - find more information and register here.
Thursday, April 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm - find more information and register here.

Did you know...? We also offer workshops by request for your group! Contact us for details!

Bookbinding Workshop

Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Workshop with Sprouts Press, Thursday, May 25, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), $60, register here.

Learn how to make your own hard cover Coptic Journal with Carolyn of Sprouts Press Designs. We'll cover the basics of bookbinding, go over the tools of the trade and then learn how to put it all together into a beautiful handcrafted journal. This is a hands-on class and students will leave with a finished project.

All materials are supplied. This workshop is intended for adults. This is a great introduction to bookbinding, and also suitable for more experienced paper crafters, looking for a refresher.

About Sprouts Press, by owner/artist Carolyn Eady:

Sprouts Press home studio is a busy and multi-disciplinary space, where an ever-changing and growing skill set is used and many different things are created. But it always comes back to a love of books: to write in, to sketch in, to ponder, read, admire, examine and fully, wholeheartedly enjoy.

When crafting hand-bound books, using thread and needle and a variety of binding stitches, some ancient and some that I created, I consider size, shape, texture, colour and practicality. Aesthetics are important, but I also really want people to express their hearts out on the pages of the books I make. These are objects designed to be used, well worn and well loved.

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.