1) Salon Y Q & A; 2) Sept. 17 is deadline for MCHS reunion rates at our two hotels – but some rooms may remain available

Accommodations Update

In the event you have not yet rented a hotel room for the Oct. 17 MCHS ’60s Reunion, please know that Old Mill Toronto and Stay Inn will offer the same, special Reunion Rate  – that they have provided up until Sept. 17provided they have the rooms available.

Stay Inn is located near the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) in South Etobicoke. The photo shows the eastbound lanes (on the left) and westbound lanes (on the right). The view is from the Dixie Road overpass in Mississauga. On the horizon you can see South Etobicoke (Toronto) where the Stay inn is located. Jaan Pill photo

Stay Inn is located near the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) in South Etobicoke. The photo shows the eastbound lanes (on the left) and westbound lanes (on the right) of the QEW. The view is from the Dixie Road overpass in Mississauga. On the horizon you can see South Etobicoke (Toronto) where the Stay Inn is located. The hotel is located far enough to the south of the QEW so that you don’t hear the roar of the traffic. We always think about these kinds of details. Jaan Pill photo

This is good news, in the event you have not yet reserved a hotel room for the MCHS 2015 ’60s Reunion.

We note that quite a few last-minute cheques are arriving. For which we owe many thanks! As our budget person Lynn Hennebury Legge, and our banking officers Diana (McLagan) Redden and Peter Mearns can attest, we much appreciate having sufficient cheques, in order to cover the expenses associated with the Reunion.

Salon Y – Recent Q & A

Here’s an update regarding Salon Y, the go-to place in Toronto if you want to get your hair done just right, prior to the reunion. What follows is a recent Q & A.

Question: Hope that this email gets opened after your team has had an amazing long weekend.

So…Jaan is on the organizing team for a high school reunion that will occur in Toronto the weekend of October 17th. Some of the people who are coming from out of town have asked me to recommend a salon and of course I recommended Salon Y.

One of the possibilities that we want to explore is the idea of having someone from Salon Y come out to the hotel where people will be staying to do styling. They will be staying at the “Stay Inn” on Evans, just by the Gardiner and 427. If this is an option, then we could share more information with the group and decide where to go from there. We will also share your contact info with group in case people want to make individual appointments at the salon for colour, cuts etc.

Answer: Yes we can send a team member for that day. Also let us know how many people so I can send the right amount of stylists. You can also call me or the salon to take about what you will need for that day. Thank you for thinking of Salon Y.

Stay Inn is located at 560 Evans Ave. in Etobicoke (Toronto). You can walk west along Evans Ave. (at left in the photo) to get to Sherway Gardens, a high-end shopping centre that I have written a lot about in previous posts. Further north is another, slightly more mid-line shopping plaza, namely Cloverdale Mall. I've also written a lot about the latter mall. Both are great places to visit. They offer a great study in contrasts. Jaan Pill photo

Stay Inn is located at 560 Evans Ave. in Etobicoke (Toronto). You can walk west along Evans Ave. (at left in the photo) to get to Sherway Gardens, a high-end shopping centre that I have written a lot about in previous posts. Further north (along the 427 or The East Mall: it’s a walk of some distance) is another, slightly more mid-line shopping plaza, namely Cloverdale Mall. I’ve also written a lot about the latter mall. Both are great places to visit. They offer a great study in contrasts. Jaan Pill photo

[End of Q & A]

Contact details for Salon Y

861 Bloor Street Toronto, Canada
Mon. 12 – 6pm | Tue to Fri 10- 8pm | Sat 10 – 6pm | Sun – Closed
647 341 HAIR (4247) | info@salon-y.ca

If you are interested in having your hair done on Oct. 17 during the day, while you are at Stay Inn, please let Jaan Pill know at jpill@preservedstories.com or text him at 416-722-6630.

If we have enough MCHS grads interested in having a stylist turn up at Stay Inn that day, we will proceed with that option. Otherwise, the alternative option is for you to make an appointment with Salon Y, and make your way to the salon. Let’s talk about this, and figure out what’s best.

No dress code

There is no dress code for the reunion, so I need not ponder whether or not I should wear my trousers rolled.

I imagine some of us may be familiar, with regard to the symbolic utility of rolled trousers, with The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot.

The concluding lines of the poem read:

I grow old . . . I grow old . . .
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.

I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.

We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

[End of excerpt]

My copy of the poem is from a book called Understanding Poetry, Third Edition (1960) by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, the one remaining book from my high school days that I have kept with me. I’m delighted that I have held on to the book through all the years that have followed the 1963 graduation ceremonies at Malcolm Campbell High School.

 

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