Upcoming Events

Ghost Gab 2020

October 29th, 2020. 7:00-8:30pm. By Donation. 

Ghost researcher Peter Roe VIRTUALLY returns to Toronto’s First Post Office on October 29th just in time for Halloween! Join us for an evening of chilling tales and a Q&A with the Director of renowned Canadian paranormal investigative team, The Searchers Group.

This free event is open to history and heritage lovers, believers and skeptics alike! Please join us for an evening of sometimes chilling, often thought-provoking discoveries that come from investigating these surprisingly haunted locations.



Toronto Letter Writing Social

Due to COVID-19, our in person meet-ups have been cancelled until further notice. Please join the Toronto Letter Writers Society for details about our virtual meet-ups instead. Details here. 

A free, monthly drop-in for letter-writers, bullet journallers, and all those who would like DEDICATED WRITING TIME in good company!

Hosted by the Toronto Letter Writers Society. The Toronto Letter Writers Society meets the second Sunday of every month at Toronto’s First Post Office. All are welcome to attend and it’s free! Bring your own supplies or use ours.

Virtual Toronto Stationery Show

Oct 18th – Nov 7th, 2020. Online.

The second annual Toronto Stationery Show is going virtual for 2020! Join us from OCTOBER 18 UNTIL NOVEMBER 7 to be a part of the biggest virtual paper party

Discover new artists and stock up on stationery goodies (just in time for the holiday season ) from October 18 to November 7 and support your favourite paper makers and small businesses!


Modern Calligraphy for Beginners: ONLINE Workshop!

November 26th, 2020. 7-9pm. Tickets: $35-$40

Join us for a cozy night in as we welcome Cody Calligraphy for a VIRTUAL calligraphy workshop! We’ll start from the very beginning, with tips on how to hold a brush pen and set up your workspace. From there, you’ll master the basic strokes of modern calligraphy, the lowercase alphabet, common words, phrases and more.

What does my ticket include?

  • 2 hours of live instruction, taught over Zoom.
  • A print-at-home calligraphy workbook
  • Free access to the live workshop replay to keep practicing at home!


Christmas in the Town of York

December 17th, 2020. 7-8:30pm. By Donation.

Many of us who celebrate Christmas have traditions that we feel are steeped and time honoured. But most of them aren’t as old as we might think. Hardly any of the Christmas traditions that we know today were widely celebrated when the Town of York was founded back in 1793, and can instead be dated to the Victorian era. But we’ll also look back at a time, before the Town of York even started, that Christmas was outlawed and celebrating it was illegal.

Whether you’re passionate about putting up the Christmas decorations, or like to channel your inner Scrooge, you’ll be sure to find something of interest in this presentation!


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.

Toronto's First Post Office

260 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1

M–F: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (416) 865-1833
Email: info@tos1stpo.com

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