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COME RAIN OR SHINE! SERRA sponsors the first Jane’s Walk of Davisville Village

COME RAIN OR SHINE – WE’LL BE DOING OUR FIRST DAVISILLE VILLAGE WALK ON SATURDAY, MAY 6, AT 2 P.M. SEE YOU THERE!

 

In celebration of the anniversary Jane Jacob’s birthday, SERRA is sponsoring a walk through several of our neighbourhoods on May 6th at 2:00PM. The walk will begin at the historic J. J. Davis store located at the corner of the Yonge and Davisville. We will convene for the start of the tour at the back patio of the store (aka Starbucks).

Jane Jacobs was an American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist best known for her influence on urban studies. Jane moved to Toronto in 1968, eventually settling at 69 Albany Avenue in The Annex from 1971 until her death in 2006. She quickly became a leading figure in her new city and helped stop the proposed Spadina Expressway. A frequent theme of her work was to ask whether we are building cities for people or for cars.

The Jane’s Walk in Davisville Village is designed to help you enjoy parts of neighbourhood. Our tour will last about 90 minutes and we will wind our way through our village … both past and present.

An interview with Juanne Hemsol, SERRA’s first president

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same. Please read this interview with Juanne Hemsol, SERRA’s first president and decide for yourself what has changed in our neighbourhood in the past 54 years. This interview written and conducted by Mary Turcotte. SERRA Mandate:   SERRA was formed (1965) for the purpose of furthering and protecting interests of its members in matters relating to real estate, zoning, municipal planning and any other matter touching … Read more

The North Toronto Historical Society – Guest Speaker Series

The North Toronto Historical Society has guest speakers every month. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd., 2nd Floor.   FREE ADMISSION. EVERYONE WELCOME. PROGRAMS ARE COSPONSORED BY NORTHERN DISTRICT LIBRARY AND THE NORTH TORONTO HISTORICAL SOCIETY. MEETINGS BEGIN AT 7:30 P.M. (REFRESHMENTS FROM 7:10 P.M.). Please click here for details as dates and events may change.   North Toronto Historical Society Monthly Meetings January – March … Read more

North Toronto Historical Society Walk – A Jane’s Walk Encore Performance

This is a repeat performance of SERRA’s Jane’s Walk from May … now teamed up with North Toronto Historical Society. The Fall Walking Tour of Davisville Village: Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 Time: 2:00-3:45 p.m. (rain or shine) Location: Meet us at the NW corner Davisville and Mount Pleasant (June Rowlands Park) Join us to explore the historic village of Davisville with NTHS and SERRA (South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association). Discover its people, farms, homes, … Read more

Public Forum -THE FUTURE OF TORONTO’S PAST: STATE OF HERITAGE

Many thanks to the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations FoNTRA for providing this information about this Toronto Heritage event: Heritage Toronto wants to amplify your voice to the incoming City Council. How can heritage be prioritized within an ever-growing city? Which stories from our past need to be shared? How can the city better preserve the things we care about, whether they’re cultural spaces or physical structures? The creation of a Toronto Museum has been … Read more