Join Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Heritage Champion and former Mayor of Toronto, David Crombie, for a new educational series of virtual talks focused on heritage, city planning, community involvement, education and the future of Toronto. In each program, Crombie will engage with key players whose knowledge and expert perspective will inform us about current issues.
The series kicks off on April 7 at 7pm with The Call of Heritage: Local Community Action from The Foundry to Ontario Place.
REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE
Crombie’s guests will include our own former SLNA president, Suzanne Kavanagh, acclaimed urban planner Ken Greenberg, architect Shirley Blumberg, and Anne Bell, Director of Conservation at Education at Ontario Nature.
Speaker’s Corner with David Crombie will be hosted on the Zoom platform and registrants will be able to pose questions at the end of each program.
Stay tuned for the announcement of upcoming sessions!
SLNA Community Meeting - March 31
The SLNA Annual General Meeting will take place this week on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7 p.m. on ZOOM and ALL are welcome to attend.
SLNA DELEGATES are urged to attend as only DELEGATES can vote on motions and for nominated board candidates.
All Delegates please note:
MOTIONS FOR APPROVAL
That the members approve the 2020 AGM minutes:
Review 2020 AGM Minutes for approval
That the members approve the Financial Statement
Review SLNA Year End Financial Statement
That the SLNA appoint Hogg, Shain and Scheck as accountants to perform the financial review for fiscal 2021.
St. Lawrence Market Holiday Hours
The St. Lawrence Market, South Market (main) building will have modified hours of operation for the Easter Long Weekend.
Thursday, April 1, 2021: 9am-5pm
Friday, April 2, 2021 (Good Friday): CLOSED
Saturday, April 3, 2021: 5am-5pm
Sunday, April 4, 2021 (Easter Sunday): CLOSED
Monday, April 5, 2021 (Easter Monday): CLOSED
The Saturday Farmers Market will observe regular hours of operation on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
For more information visit http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/pages/hours_parking/#holiday_hours
Heritage Building Highlight
By Bruce Bell
South East corner of King and George
One of the first buildings to be erected on George Street was the home of the Rev. George Okill Stuart on the southeast corner of King and George.
He arrived in York in about 1800 and was the town's second Anglican minister, the first being a Lt. Smith at Fort York.
It would be Rev Stuart who would go on to build the first St. James' church on the corner of King and Church.
That first church was known as the Episcopal Church in York as it wasn't until 1827 when the name St. James' began to appear.
It was from his house at George and King that Rev. Stuart set up the first school in York known as the Home District Grammar School starting in 1807.
The house, part log cabin and part clapboard, went on to become by 1833 a general store operated by the jovial and much loved George Duggan who ironically was also the town's coroner while upstairs was the practice of Dr. Thomas Duggan, his brother.
The house which later became an Inn stood until 1879 when the present building originally built as the Little York Hotel was constructed.
Old Town Tour
Tuesday March 30 at 10am
Weds March 31 at 10am
Thursday April 1 at 10am
Join me for a FREE Tour of Old Town Toronto and learn the fascinating history of Toronto's oldest neighbourhood from our First Nations past, to the French Regime, to the coming of the British, the rise of the Industrial Revolution and the decades that were to follow!
Tours starts at 10 a.m. and reservations are a must. The tour meeting place is located outside the front entrance to the St. Lawrence Market at 92 Front Street E at Jarvis St.
Groups will be limited to 10 people. These tours are 90 minutes long and will be outdoors rain or shine. All ages are welcome and social distancing will be maintained. Although this tour is FREE, gratuities are welcome. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 647-393-8687 (9am to 5pm).
COVID Vaccine Information - 70+
Information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine is on the City of Toronto website and key information has been highlighted on a SLNA Flyer.
Download the UPDATED high resolution SLNA COVID Vaccine Information Flyer and print locally for posting in your community/building.
The Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan begins March 29. The City is piloting transportation services for seniors 75 years of age or over who may be unable to access or afford existing transportation options to get to their vaccination appointments.
Transportation options will eventually be expanded to include people with disabilities, seniors under 75 years old and others who are frail or have underlying conditions which make them at greater risk from COVID-19 and/or render them unable to safely access other modes of transportation.
This program is intended for those who have no other options for transportation to vaccination appointments.
Book a Ride to and from Your Vaccination Appointment
Note that transportation vehicles are not accessible and clients should be able to step into the vehicles (with assistance). There will be approximately one hour between drop off at the vaccination clinic and pick up after the appointment.
51 Division Community Response - Resource
Our local Community Response Unit within Toronto Police Services 51 Division have developed a resource to help residents with the process of filing a report of crime, should the unfortunate need arise.
Our Community Response Unit has produced 10,000 printed copies of this resource, but here is a high resolution file that can be printed locally to provide as a reference for those interested.
Join the SLNA Group on Facebook
To support our efforts to share information, promote local events, and faciliate dialogue on issues and developments in our neighbourhood we have created an SLNA Group on Facebook. There is no cost to join - though you will need a Facebook account to join the Group. Click on the link below to join us online: