Historical Items in Toronto for the Next While – From Doug Grant via Donna Magee

The following text is from Doug Grant, which I received as an email from Donna Magee (for which, many thanks!). I don’t have time to include active links for the text, with the exception of the Fort York item. If you have questions please contact Doug Grant.

Doug Grant UE Tel: (416) 921-7756 loyalist.trails@uelac.org
Program and Newsletter Editor, Gov. Simcoe Branch UELAC
S720 – 112 George St., Toronto ON, M5A 2M5 Canada

If Labour Day marks the end of the CNE and the Summer vacation period, then we are almost over. But on that note the Fall program season gets underway right away. So much to see and do in the Toronto area. Here are a few:

Jane Austen at Home:

A programme of music and poetry by Austen’s contemporaries
Saturday tea-concert at Historic Montgomery’s Inn, 2-4.30 pm,
Saturday, September 12.

The drawing rooms of Regency England were filled with music, and Jane
Austen’s was no exception. She loved to play her pianoforte, and had a
large collection of both printed and painstakingly hand-copied sheet
music. Our pieces were chosen from both Austen’s favourites and
beyond, including the work of Jane Mary Guest and other fashionable
composers of the time.

Join us for the elegant, charming and sometimes dramatic music of Jane
Austen’s world in one of Toronto’s best-loved historical sites,
Montgomery’s Inn. A simple afternoon tea will be served.
With Barbara Ackerman, flute; Stephen Fuller, violin; Susanna
McCleary, soprano, violin; Dorothy de Val, piano

Tickets 20, 15 for students and seniors
Montgomery’s Inn
4709 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario
To reserve, or for more information, see www.JaneAustenDancing.ca or
phone (416) 578-1031. Karen Millyard

From City Museums etc.

City Cider at Spadina Museum

Sunday, September 20, 12 to 5 p.m.

Spadina Museum and Not Far From The Tree present the fourth annual City Cider, an all-ages cider celebration featuring local food, craft cider, live music, fun for kids and hands-on workshops. Activities include cargo bike races, an observational bee colony, the Mackenzie House printing proof press, orchard tours and preserving demonstrations. Tickets on sale now!

Small World On Common Ground at Fort York

September 26 & 27, 1 to 8 p.m. daily.

Enjoy a free weekend festival of music, arts and community on the grounds of historic Fort York with a superb array of artists. Activities include powwowFit sessions, collaborative art making, spoken word artists and performances by Turkwaz, KC Roberts & the Live Revolution and many more. Combine with food, beverages, crafts and more for a family-friendly feast of culture. Details.

Tickets On Sale Now – Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy at the Fort York Visitor Centre Oct 4 – Nov 7

See one of the world’s most well-known historical documents, Magna Carta, for the first time in Toronto this fall – Purchase your tickets now!

FREE Harvest Festivals at Toronto’s Historic Sites

Montgomery’s Inn Thursday September 10, 5 to 8 p.m.

Todmorden Mills
Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, September 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gibson House Museum Saturday, September 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Victorian Tea at the Market Gallery

Saturday, September 26, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Guests will enjoy an illustrated talk on 19th century Toronto focusing on the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, followed by a Victorian Tea inspired by historic recipes. Pre-registration required.

Atop Davenport Hill in the 1920s – A Guided Walk at Spadina Museum

Sunday, September 27, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Explore Davenport Hill during a key transitional period – when it changed from a neighbourhood of grand estates into an area of suburban development. Pay-what-you-wish. Details.

Walking Together – An exhibition at Mackenzie House

September 24 to November 15

An exhibition inspired by the poignant stories of loss and courage shared by survivors of the Mohawk Institute, a residential school from 1831 to 1969. Featuring mixed-media artwork by First Nations students from Pauline Johnson Collegiate Vocational School. Details.

Dear Sadie: Love, Lives and Remembrance from Ontario’s First World War – An exhibit at Spadina Museum

September 8 to November 29

Spadina Museum is pleased to host this travelling exhibit from the Archives of Ontario. “Dear Sadie” uses letters between soldier Henry Mason and his sweetheart, Sadie Arbuckle, to tell the moving story of their relationship while also exploring the reality of war.


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