St. Lawrence Market Update
From the St. Lawrence Market: Staff:
As Toronto moves into the Grey - Lockdown category of the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework, the St. Lawrence Market's non-food businesses have reopened (as of March 9). Visit them in the South Market from 9am-5pm Tuesday to Friday and 5am-4pm on Saturdays. Capacity limits are in effect, non- food businesses are operating at 25% of regular capacity.
For more information please visit http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/.
Annual General Meeting - March 31 - UPDATE
The SLNA Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will be hosted on the Zoom videoconference platform.
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.
Join the SLNA Board of Directors
Due the expiry of the term of one of our Board Members there will be an opening on the SLNA Board of Directors. All SLNA building/condo/home association delegates are eligible to submit a nomination for this position.
The election will take place during the March 31st SLNA Annual General Meeting.
The Board vacancy is for a 3-year term of service.
Board Member Responsibilities
In addition to managing the affairs of the Association, SLNA Directors are required to attend the SLNA monthly Community Meeting which takes place ten times per year.
Board members are also expected to participate in the monthly SLNA Board meeting which is held the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM (NOTE: deadline for submission of nominations is March 29, 2021 )
Join the SLNA Group on FacebookTo 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:
Support our Local BusinessesOur local Business Improvement Association - Old Town Toronto - has once again launched the popular #shop2win contest that awards winning participants with cash while supporting local businesses. See details on poster below or visit www.ShopOTT2Win.com
Old Town's First Barber Shops
By Bruce Bell
In 1802, a Mr. Thomas Seaton Peacock announced that as soon as he could get away from his regimental duties by the end of the year he means to settle in York and open a Ladies and Gentlemen’s Hairdresser establishment on George Street.
Not to be outdone the following year in 1803 a Mssr Rock opened a hairstyling and wig powering premises on Ontario Street with ads proclaiming “Monsieur Rock direct from London will look after all your hair and wig needs”.
By 1805 in a town of only 500 people we now had 4 barbers in time when a hairstylist was just as important as a butcher.
In colonial times a hairstylist looked after men and women with no discrimination as both sexes would often drop off their wigs to be ‘fixed’.
In an era when diseases like rubella or yellow fever robbed most of their hair, wigs were much a part of daily dress as pants or shawls.
In fact our first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie (1834) lost all his hair as a youth and often sported a bright red wig.
Download Upcoming Walking Tours Flyer
For more fun facts on the St Lawrence Neighbourhood join me on a FREE walking tour this Tuesday March 16, Wednesday March 17 and Thursday March 18 all tours at 10am
Meeting place is outside the front entrance to St Lawrence Market 92 Front Street E at Jarvis
Reservations are a must!
Groups will be limited to 10 people
All tours 90 mins long and will be outdoors rain or shine, all ages welcome social distancing maintained
Although this tour is FREE gratuities are welcomed ($10 to $20 is a good minimum)
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and request which date you would like and I will send you a confirmation
MORE TOUR ROUTES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY!