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Curran Hall Community AssociationLogo File

Where: Curran Hall Community Centre, 277 Orton Park Rd, Scarborough, ON, M1G 3T4

When: April 3, 2017, 7 p.m.

Jane will give an overview of the history, landscape and people of the Toronto shore, with special reference to the Scarborough lakefront.

 

Myseum of Toronto

MyseumWhere: Meet up location for the bus tour to be announced.

When: March 11, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please join Mural Routes and Jane Fairburn for a tour of the historical roots of Scarborough and its lakefront, depicted through a series of murals along Kingston Road.

Explore public art where you may not expect it, discover the stories behind each mural, learn the complex history of Toronto’s east end, and look towards Toronto’s future – all on this whirlwind tour.

This event is part of the Myseum Intersections festival. Registration is required and will be available shortly at muralroutes.ca. Questions can be directed to Natalie Dewan at natalie[at]muralroutes[dot]ca or at 416 698 7995.

 

RWTO logoThe Scarborough Shore, Remembered

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Where: The Estate Banquet Centre, 430 Nugget Avenue, Scarborough

When: February 21, 2017.

Jane will join the Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (Scarborough) and discuss the history of the Scarborough Bluffs and adjacent districts. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s plans for waterfront development will also be discussed.

Heritage TorontoWalking Tour of Guild Park and Gardens, Heritage Toronto

Where: Guild Park and Gardens

When: July 31, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Jane will be participating in a Heritage Toronto Walking Tour of Guild Park and Gardens. The Guild’s heavily wooded ravine and adjoining lakefront is a critical piece of the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority’s Scarborough Waterfront Development Project.

 

City builderBeach and East Toronto Historical Society — The Life and Work of City Builder Roland Caldwell Harris: Citizen of the Beach. View the full details here.

 

 

 

 

 

MusidoraDoors Open, 2016, Guild Park and Gardens

When: May 29, 2016. Tours start at 10:00 a.m., noon, 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

Where: 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough Jane will participate in the noon and 2:00 p.m. sessions at Doors Open. Please note: four tours will be held during the course of the day (listed above), so be sure to come at a time that suits you best!

 

P.97 caption1The Combined Probus Club of Scarborough. A Glimpse of the Past Remembered: The Scarborough Shore — from Birch Cliff to the Rouge

When: February 4, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Where: 45 Lawson Road, Scarborough

Jane will give a talk on the history, landscape and people of the Scarborough shore, from Birch Cliff to the Rouge River.

RCYC logoThe Royal Canadian Yacht Club

When: November 26, 2015

Where: Royal Canadian Yacht Club, 141 St. George Street, Toronto

Jane will present Along the Shore, with special reference to Toronto Bay and the city’s rich nautical history.

Agincourt Garden ClubKingston and York

When: October 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Where: Knox United Church, Christian Education Centre, 2569 Midland Ave Toronto, ON M1S 1R4

Jane will give a presentation on the history, landscape and people of the Scarborough shore, from the Rouge River to Birch Cliff. Lost Rivers The Lake, the Gully and the Wreck: Exploring the Meadowcliffe Flat

When: July 19, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Where: The walk begins at the intersection of Bellamy and Kingston Roads and then proceeds south towards the lake.

Jane, in conjunction with Lost River’s John Wilson, will walk the Meadowcliffe Flat and tell stories related to the history, landscape and people of the Scarborough shore.   Doors open Guild Park: Where Art Meets Nature (Four free public tours organized by Doors Open Toronto, Heritage Toronto & Friends of Guild Park)

When: May 24, 2015. Tours start at 10:00 a.m.; noon; 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Where: Guild Park and Gardens, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough

Jane will participate in the morning sessions at Doors Open. Please note: four tours will be held during the course of the day (listed above), so be sure to come at a time that suits you best!

CLF Rus in Urbe: Exploring Toronto’s historic Guild Park and Gardens

When: May 23, 2015

Where: Guild Park and Gardens, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough

Jane will participate in a discussion about the structure of the landscape at Guild Park and Gardens, and the site’s broader cultural heritage context, focusing on its centuries old connection to Lake Ontario and the natural world.   BSP3 Beta Sigma Phi Annual Meeting

When: April 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Queen’s Palace, 1173 Brimley Road, Scarborough Jane will present her book, Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage.

PortCreditYachtClubPort Credit Yacht Club

When: April 1, 2015, Mississauga, 8:00 p.m.

Where: Port Credit Yacht Club, 115 Lakefront Promenade

Jane will present Along the Shore, with special reference to Toronto’s nautical history.

Hart House Dinner Series, Guest SpeakerHart_House_Dinner_Series_2012

When: March 11, 2015, 6 p.m., north dining room

Where: Hart House, University of Toronto

Please join Jane Fairburn and University of Toronto Alumni for a reception and intimate 3-course dinner. University of Toronto event page: http://uofttix.ca/view.php?id=1125

9914047Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Historical Gathering

When: February 19, 2015, 2:00 p.m. (gathering from February 18, 2015 to February 20, 2015)

Where: Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, New Credit Community Centre

Jane will discuss her book, Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage, and early points of contact between the Mississaugas and European newcomers in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Along the Shore: A Glimpse of the Past Remembered Ontario Archaeological Society (Toronto Chapter)TOAS_logo

When: February 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Where: University of Toronto, Room 246, Second Floor Board Room, Anthropology Building, 19 Russell Street

Jane will discuss new waterfront insights gleaned from her book, Along the Shore.

Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club’s Toonie Thursdays lecture series

When: February 12, 2015ABYC, 7:00 p.m.

Where: 30 Ashbridge’s Bay Park Road

Jane will present Along the Shore, with special reference to Toronto’s nautical history.

The Shellback ClubToronto Brigantine

When: November 26, 2014, 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Where: Royal Canadian Yacht Club, 141 St. George Street, Toronto

Toronto Island has been known to Aboriginal peoples for millennia. Please join Donald Smith, Professor Emeritus and author of Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices From Nineteenth Century Canada, M. Jane Fairburn, author of Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage and Maxwell King, Educator and member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation for a lively discussion on the presence of the Mississaugas in the Toronto area in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Book reading, Chapters.Indigo, ScarboroughPostcard

When: November 8, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Where: 20 William Kitchen Road, Scarborough

Jane will read from Along the Shore. Signed copies of the book will be available at the event.

Pioneers and Pleasure Gardens, Settlement and the Suburbs: Scarborough’s Remarkable Waterfront Past

Bluffs

When: October 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Host: Scarborough Historical Society

Where: Toronto Public Library: Bendale, 1515 Danforth Road, Scarborough Jane will give a presentation on the history, landscape and people of the Scarborough shore, from the Rouge River to Birch Cliff.  

DOO-logo-41Doors Open Ontario — Small Arms Building, Mississauga

When: September 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Small Arms Building, 1352 Lakeshore Road East (at Dixie Road) Mississauga, Ontario

Jane will read from Along the Shore. Books will be available for sale at the event. http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Mississauga.aspx

William Henry MooreWilliam Henry Moore, Moorlands and the Rouge

When: September 24, 2014, 11:00 a.m. Host: Probus — Pickering

Where: Pickering Recreation Complex, O’Brien Room, 1867 Valley Farm Road

Mookijiwanooka2From Menecing to Hiawatha: Toronto Island and Its People in the 18th and 19th Centuries

When: September 18, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Ward’s Island Clubhouse, Toronto Island www.torontoislandcafe.com

Toronto Island has been known to Aboriginal peoples for millennia. Please join Donald Smith, Professor Emeritus and author of Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices From Nineteenth Century Canada, M. Jane Fairburn, author of Along the Shore: Rediscovering Torontos Waterfront Heritage and Maxwell King, Educator and member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation for an evening of lively discussion on the presence of the Mississaugas in the Toronto area in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Aurthur Philemon ColemanA Glimpse of the Past Remembered: The Scarborough Shore — from Birch Cliff to the Rouge

When: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Toronto Public Library: Cedarbrae, 545 Markham Road, Scarborough

Jane will give a talk on the history, landscape and people of the Scarborough shore, from Birch Cliff to the Rouge River.

A Stroll Along the Shore

When: May 26, 2014

Where: The Red and White Book Club   

Doors_Open_Toronto_-_square_logoDoors Open Toronto

When: May 25, 2014 Times for the walk (Jane will be present for the noon and 2:00 p.m. walks): 10:00 a.m. 12 Noon 2:00 p.m. 4 :00p.m.

Where: Guild Park and Gardens, Scarborough

Please join Jane, John Mason and other speakers for a historical walking tour of one of Toronto’s best kept secrets — Guild Park and Gardens, perched high on the Scarborough Bluffs, overlooking Lake Ontario. Further details about the walk can be found here: http://guildpark.ca/events?eventId=866565&EventViewMode=EventDetails

Mad Walking Group

When: May 20, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Where: West Rouge Community Centre, 270 Rouge Hills Drive, West Rouge

Jane will give a presentation on the history, landscape and people of the Scarborough shore, with special reference to the West Rouge.

Probus Guildwood

When: May 14, 2014, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church, 140 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough

Jane will give a talk on the history, landscape and people of the Scarborough shore.   Janes-walk

Jane’s Walk, 2014: Scarborough Bluffs. A Stroll Along the Shore — from First Peoples to the Arts and Crafts Suburb

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Scarborough Bluffs Fool's paradise

A walking tour of a portion of the Scarborough Bluffs in the Cliffside district, featuring author Jane Fairburn, along with Mural Route’s Karin Eaton and the Toronto Public Library’s Marie Belanger, will commence on the southwest corner of Midland Avenue and Kingston Road, near the historic Refreshment Room.

Lambton HouseA Walk Along the Shore: Lambton House Speakers Series

When: April 27, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas Street, Toronto

Prince Edward Co. Authors Festival

PEC auth fest When: April 12, 2014, 11:00 a.m.

Jane will give a presentation and read from Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage Stay tuned for further details, http://www.pecauthorfest.com/.

Toronto Public Library — Jane will deliver a talk on Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage

When: April 3, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Deer Park Branch, 40 St Clair Ave East, Toronto

A discussion with Stephen Young of the Toronto Public Space Initiative will follow Jane’s presentation.

CoatesAlong the Shore — A Reading

When: March 30, 2:15 p.m.

Where: New Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Avenue, Toronto

Jane will be reading from Along the Shore in honour of International Women’s Day.  

WAAOCAlong the Shore: the History, Landscape and People of the Toronto Waterfront in Image and Stories

When: March 26, 2014, 12:30 p.m. Host: Women’s Art Association of Canada

Where: 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto

Along the Shore — New Insights About Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage

When: March 18, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

Where: University of Toronto, Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road

Jane will be speaking to Rotary International, Mississauga West Branch.

Probus — Highland Creek

When: February 18, 2014, 11:00 a.m.

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 45 Lawson Road, Scarborough

Jane will give a talk on the history, landscape and people of the Scarborough shore.

RHSToronto’s Eastern Shore in Image and Stories

When: January 28, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Host: Riverdale Historical Society

Where: St. Matthew’s Clubhouse (Riverdale Park East at Langley and Broadview) Jane will give a talk on the history, landscape and people of the Toronto waterfront, with special emphasis on the eastern shore, from the Island to the Beach.

High-level Panel Discussion on the Prospect of Jets at the Island Airport and the Future of the Toronto Waterfront

When: December 9, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Room G162

I will be part of the above-noted panel that includes former mayor David Crombie, renowned architect Jack Diamond, and former city planner Paul Bedford. The panel will be moderated by John Lorinc, editor of Spacing magazine. NO Jets TOPlease attend and voice your strong opposition to the lunacy of a plan that would allow private interests to irrevocably damage our greatest public asset — Toronto’s waterfront: http://www.nojetsto.ca/event/ Click here to read my statement in support of NoJetsTO.

Algonquin Island Association * Christmas Boutique

When: December 7, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Items may be previewed the evening of Friday, December 6, 2013, starting at 6:00 p.m.)

Where: Algonquin Island Association Clubhouse, Toronto Island, 18 Wyandot Avenue, Algonquin Island.

The Shellback Club

When: December 4, 2013, 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Where: Royal Canadian Yacht Club, 141 St. George Street, Toronto

Jane will present Along the Shore, with special reference to Toronto’s nautical history.

Framing Dames Book Signing

When: On the evening of November 29, 2013 — details to follow

Where: The Framing Dames, 362 Old Kingston Road Please join Jane for a book signing at Framing Dames.

The Beach: New Insights About a Time Honoured Neighbourhood

When: November 20, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Where: Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch, 2161 Queen Street East

Jane will give a talk to the Beach and East York Historical Society on the remarkable past of the Beach district, with references to the challenges it faces as the community moves forward into the twenty-first century.

Friends of Guild Park and Gardens Gala Fundraiser

When: November 16, 2013

Where: Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Drive Scarborough

Jane will read from Along the Shore. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Photo info: Horse’s head, Emanuel Hahn. Guild Park and Gardens, c. 2009. © Jane Fairburn.  

Christmas at Cedar Ridge’

When: November 10, 2013, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Drive, Scarborough

Come and meet Jane at Scarborough’s annual one-of-a-kind craft show and sale. Signed copies of Along the Shore will be available for purchase just in time for Christmas.  

An evening at Rue Pigalle

When: October 7, 2013, 6:30 pm.

Where: 927 Queen Street West

Jane will read from Along the Shore and discuss some of the influences behind its development. A book signing will follow. Please rsvp boutique@ruepigalle.ca.

 

 

Along the Toronto Shore: Its Past, Present, and Future

When: October 1, 2013, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Verity, 111d Queen Street East. Verity Speaker Series: Toronto Waterfront Forum

Jane Fairburn, along with Toronto’s Chief Curator of Museum Services, Wayne Reeves and Waterfront Toronto’s Ed Chalupka, will engage in an evening of discussion and stories about Toronto’s waterfront – its past, present and future. Books will be available at the event.

Lakeshore Culture Days

When: September 28, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Birds & Beans Café

Jane will tell stories about the Lakeshore and read from her book, followed by a question and answer period at the local coffee shop, Birds & Beans. A book signing will follow.

Word on the Street: Toronto Book and Magazine Festival, featured author

When: September 22, 2013, 12:00 p.m.

Where: Nothing But the Truth Tent

Jane will participate in a panel discussion entitled Placemaking Toronto, a tour of Toronto’s neighbourhoods through time. A book signing will follow.

Beach Book Club

When: September 17, 2013

Jane will lead club members on a walking tour of the Beach that focuses on some of the significant landmarks and events discussed in Along the Shore.

Lakeshore Village Festival

When: September 7, 2013, 11 a.m.

Where: New Toronto

Come out to meet Jane and get a signed copy of Along the Shore at the Vendor’s Alley Market Place!

Scarborough Seniors Write Launch, in partnership with the Toronto Public Library and Tropicana Community Services

When: September 5, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Toronto Public Library, Kennedy-Eglinton Branch 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Jane will read from Along the Shore.

Guild Alive with Culture: Arts Festival

When: July 27-28, 2013

Where: Guild Inn Gardens, 201 Guildwood Parkway

Jane will be offering signed copies of Along the Shore at the event.

Along the Shore book launch

When: July 10, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Balmy Beach Club, foot of Beech Avenue, the Beach — all welcome!

Heritage Toronto/Friends of Guild Park & Gardens — Where Art Meets Nature Walking Tour

When: July 6, 2013

Where: 201 Guildwood Parkway

Jane will discuss the geological formation of the Bluffs and the early pioneer presence at Guild Park, as well as read from Along the Shore.

Along the Shore pre-launch cocktail party and book signing

When: June 24, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 40 King Street West, 44th Floor

The Lakeshore’s Remarkable Waterfront Past: Traders and Settlers, Sailors and Swimmers

When: May 28, 2013

Host: New Toronto Historical Society Where: LAMP, 185 Fifth Street, 2nd Floor, New Toronto

Doors Open Toronto, Guildwood Park

When: May 26, 2013, morning

Where: 201 Guildwood Parkway

Jane will discuss the geological significance of the Scarborough Bluffs and early European settlement in the vicinity of Guildwood Park.

Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage

When: May 22, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Host: Toronto Postcard Club

Where: John McKenzie House 34 Parkview Avenue Toronto (North York)

William Henry Moore, Moorlands and the Rouge

When: October 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Host: Pickering Historical Society

Where: East Shore Community Centre,  910 Liverpool Road, Pickering

Fire on the Water

What: A free, all-ages, all-day SWIM-IN and DANCE PARTY featuring INSTALLATION and live PERFORMANCE  celebrating the water and our ties to Lake Ontario. I will be giving a series of readings from Along the Shore in the courtyard, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

When: Sunday, August 26, 2012. Bring your swimsuit and hope to see you there!

Where: Sunnyside Pavilion, Lake Shore Boulevard West, near the foot of Parkside Drive

The Toronto Waterfront: Its History, Landscape and People

When: July 7, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

Where: Scarborough Art’s annual outdoor Art in the Park event, 1859 Kingston Road