Events

Used Book Sale

Used Book Sale, September 22-25, regular opening hours, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), free, drop-in.

Browse and find textual treasures, new-to-you novels, and notable non-fiction! Sale runs for four days - September 22-September 25.

This is a fundraiser for the Town of York Historical Society’s research library, which you can explore here.

Culture Days

Culture Days: Quill Writing Workshops, September 30 and October 1, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), free, pre-registration required.

To celebrate Culture Days, Toronto's First Post Office will be leading quill-writing workshops! Write a letter as they did in the town of York, Upper Canada.

After a brief introduction to all the materials, and a few tips on mastering quill, ink, and sealing wax, we'll write a letter, which can be mailed through our full-service post office. Don't forget to bring an address!

Culture Days activities are FREE! But you must RSVP for a ticket as spaces are limited. All materials are included, but postage is not. All ages welcome.

Click to register for:
Saturday, September 30, 1:00 pm workshop
Saturday, September 30, 2:30 pm workshop
Sunday, October 1, 1:00 pm workshop
Sunday, October 1, 2:30 pm workshop

Planning on Paper

Planning on Paper Workshops, multiple dates (see below), 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), $20, pre-registration required.

We live in a digital world, but people are rediscovering that the best way to wrangle tasks, goals, time commitments, and productivity is still planning on paper! Notebook planners are easy to individualize and change as you go, and are a great way to focus your attention on what’s important to you, and get the job done. Planning on paper can keep you committed, and on track for life goals both big and small.

On your own, the initial setup of a planner system may seem intimidating, but being productive can actually be fun and creative! In this workshop we’ll explore the most popular systems that will work for your life, your career, and your dreams. We’ll also share ways to incentivize and motivate yourself through your planner, so you can live your best life. There will be lots of time and inspiration for experimenting with layouts and having fun with design.

We will supply everything you need (washi tape, pens, stamps, etc), except for your actual journal. As journal and notebook choices are so personal, we recommend that you bring your favorite notebook. However, you may also pre-order a Leuchtturm1917 to meet you at the workshop.

If you BYO, we recommend a notebook with dotted or grid paper, about 5x8", and about 250 pages. You may also want to bring your favourite pen.

Bonus: on the day of the workshop, participants will get 10% off all regularly-priced merchandise in our gift shop.

Upcoming Planning on Paper Workshops:
Thursday, October 5

Register by clicking your preferred date above, or call Toronto's First Post Office at 416-865-1833.

The Searcher Group

Paranormal Investigations with The Searcher Group, Friday, October 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Toronto's First Post Office (260 Adelaide St. East), $20, ages 18+, pre-registration required.

The Searcher Group is a team of dedicated people who are extremely active in the study of parapsychology and work towards re-enforcing its positive impact on the rich history of our nation, with a specific focus on Ontario. The people and events within our historical past have wonderful stories to share and important lessons to teach us. Through research and investigations, the Searcher Group attempts to gain a glimpse into the human condition, the personal events from those lives past and the mark they have left behind. The Searcher Group provides information on research and investigative methods to individuals and investigative groups around the globe.

As the night draws in, members of The Searcher Group will share stories, photos, revelations and ground-breaking theories gleaned from over three decades of investigation and research in the field, followed by the opportunity for you to put your own questions to the team.

Don’t miss this rare public appearance!

More information on the Searcher Group, their history and investigations, can be found at The Searcher Group.

All proceeds from this presentation will go towards Toronto's First Post Office and the Town of York Historical Society. Dating back to 1833, Toronto's First Post Office is one of the few structures left standing from the old town of York. As the only interpretive centre for the original town, the museum is an ideal starting point when exploring the historic Old Town neighbourhood. Toronto's First Post Office is pleased to welcome the Searcher Group, and thanks them for their support.

Post-a-Letter and Fans-of-Plans

Post-a-Letter and Fans-of-Plans Sundays, ongoing (see below for upcoming dates), 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:
November 19
December 10

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.