Events

Big Little Lions Concert

Big Little Lions at Toronto's First Post Office, Monday, September 24, Doors: 6:30pm, Show: 7:00pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), Tickets: $15, order tickets online.

Big Little Lions turn helpless apprehensions into hopeless optimism with their latest album Alive and Well - a collection of songs that manage to capture this moment in time in a way only a songwriter can.

The pairing of two individually successful songwriters - Helen Austin and Paul Otten, Big Little Lions have continuously been recognized for their writing. With Austin based on Vancouver Island, BC and Otten based in Cincinnati, OH the duo proves that borders do not divide us and that art can bring us together.

Hosted by Toronto's First Post Office, and booked by Side Door.

Ian Foster Concert

Ian Foster at Toronto's First Post Office, Wednesday, October 3, Doors: 6:30pm, Show: 7:00pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), Tickets: $15, order tickets online.

Canadian songwriter Ian Foster is a multi-award winning artist who has released six albums since 2006. He has been touring Canada, the USA and Europe for a decade, charming audiences on stages big and small. Ian’s story-driven lyrics mix with a modern musical sensibility and have been described as “a great example of what a 21st century folk performer should be doing” (CBC Radio Canada).

Hosted by Toronto's First Post Office, and booked by Side Door.

Noah Derksen Concert

Noah Derksen at Toronto's First Post Office, Thursday, October 11, Doors: 6:30pm, Show: 7:00pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), Tickets: $15, order tickets online.

Born and raised in the heart of the Canadian prairies and maturing on the west coast of British Columbia, Noah Derksen writes with the groundedness of harsh Manitoba winters mixed with the optimism of British Columbia’s coastline. With a self described genre of “contemplative folk”, Noah’s introspective nature is immediately apparent, felt through honest and poetic lyricism alongside aesthetic musical arrangements.

Hosted by Toronto's First Post Office, and booked by Side Door.

Coach Trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake

Coach Trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Saturday, October 13, Departing Toronto: 9am, Return: 8pm, Members: $150, non-members: $175, register online.

Please join us as we explore beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake. The town’s charming Heritage District is perfectly set to be explored by a leisurely walking tour. As our guides take us through the history of the town, we will also stop to sample some of its finest culinary offerings.

The tour will leave us comfortably full and, having gotten our bearings, we will then have time to explore the boutiques, shops, and quirky sites independently. Take tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel, or a tonic at the Apothecary Museum. Or carry your shopping in royal style, via horse-drawn carriage.

No visit to Canada’s wine country is complete without a visit to a vineyard. Our final stop will be at the Konzelmann Estate Winery—Niagara’s lakeside winery—for a tour and their Junk Food and Wine Pairings. Try a range of wines specially chosen to complement your favourite guilty pleasures—chocolate, chips, and more!

Please note: Spaces are limited, and pre-registration is required. Registration is non-refundable. Ticket sales close at noon on October 5.

Post a Letter Meetup

Post-a-Letter Sundays, Sunday, October 14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), free, drop-in.

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.

Noah Derksen Concert

Bookbinding Sampler Workshop, Saturday, October 20, Noon-4:00pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), Tickets: $55, register online.

Join us for a day of paper fun! In this easy bookbinding class, students will learn the tools of the trade and 3 easy, softcover bookbinding techniques. Everyone will leave with 3 finished notebooks using these newly acquired techniques. Suitable for beginners.

Please note:
- This workshop is adult only.
- Sharp tools are used in this class.
- If you require glasses to see small details, be sure to bring them!

Our facilitator, Carolyn Eady, is owner/artist of Sprouts Press and holds a BFA from OCAD. With the intention of studying drawing and painting, she fell in love with papermaking, printmaking and book arts. After winning student awards for her art books and studying fine art overseas, she followed her dreams: Sprouts Press was born!

Currently, Carolyn is a full time bookbinder/book artist and printmaker, teaching bookbinding workshops in Ontario. She also sells her work online, at various shows and select shops. For more, follow her blog: sproutspress.com.


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.