Sunday, October 25, 2009

West Toronto Junction Historical Tour Today: How Wild Could A Town Get To Have To Close Down Its Own Bars?

Hi folks, just a reminder that tickets are still available for the most exciting event in Junction History!

Wild, Wild Junction, an Historical Mystery Tour

2PM, Sunday, October 25

beginning at the Troubadour
3071 Dundas West (south side just east of Quebec)

and ending at Shoxs
2827 Dundas St. W. (just east of Keele.)

It was a night of Legend, the night they closed the bars in the Junction. The newspapers claimed ten thousand men in the streets. The women weren’t even counted although they’d made their voice heard. West Toronto Junction was about to embark on a dry sea of temperance: the Local Option. But how wild could a town get to have to close down its own bars? Join us to find out for our fall fund raiser!

Musicians Samantha Martin and Alice Deardon, and MPP Cheri DiNovo will help the West Toronto Junction Historical Society to relive an extraordinary series of events, as we follow the path to temperance with what else, a pub crawl. Chief of Police Josiah Royce (Ron Clark) will lead a group of adventurous souls from tavern to saloon as the Legends of the Junction return to regale fiery sermon and the infamous Heydon House Brawl are all on tap.

(Our previous tours have been listed in Now Magazine’s Editors Top Three Can’t Miss events along with Caribana and professional wrestling!)

Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are just $25.

Tickets at Pandemonium Books & Discs, 2862 Dundas W, at Agora Cafe, 3015 Dundas Street West, and at the door at the Troubadour.

For further information, contact,

Neil Ross
(416) 760-9057

Take a stroll down a dryer Junction. Pictured is an historical photo of the Subway Hotel where Joe Curly, a Junction legend, was supposedly killed. His death remains a mystery. Curly's story is just one that will be explained during the Wild, Wild Junction Historical Mystery Tour, Oct. 25. Courtesy image

links: Take a stroll down a dryer Junction
by Lisa Rainford Two Junction events this weekend Historical Mystery Tour Oct.25th at 2pm Celebrate Toronto Heritage: Wild, Wild Junction, Historical Mystery Tour
Follow #JunctionTO on Twitter

1 comment:

olga said...

Follow on live comments from the tour on Twitter:

Tan Light (lighttan) on Twitter

# What a beautiful day in the neighbourhood! about 13 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# So, who's Wild Westing in the
#JunctionTO this aft? about 13 hours ago from web

# Listening to Samantha Martin at the Troub - start of the Wild Junction pub crawl. #JunctionTO about 9 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# Meeting the cast of Wild Wild Junctionabout 8 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# The Coronor is giving the details of Joe Curly's death #JunctionTO about 8 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# Did you know that the #JunctionTO was a theatre district after it went dry? about 8 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# @ the Whole in the wall.. A bar made from the gap between 2 buildings! So cool! about 8 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# The Coffin Block Gambling House would have been my neighbour! #junctionTo about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# In the basement of Shox for the final leg of the tour #JunctionTO about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# Voting on the cause of Joe Curly's death. Misadventure: 24. Murder: 22 #JunctionTO about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# High Park is dry.. Did you know that? about 6 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# Pretty interesting! Learned a lot about the Junction. Did you have a productive day? about 4 hours ago from txt

janinelaporte (janinelaporte) on Twitter

# Cheri diNovo great as prohibition preacher during #JunctionTO tour. Nice to see politician participating in the neighbourhood fun. about 8 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# Who knew Shox Saloon had a basement? End of the Wild Wild #JunctionTO tour to chants of Argoooos from above. Who knew Argos still played?;-) about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# There were youth gangs living in caves dug out of sandy earth on St John's west of Runnymede at turn of century. Fascinating. #JunctionTO about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# People used to come to the #JunctionTO for cockfights from as far away as Cleveland. (Twitter is great for random comments.) about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry

# Gus from Shox talking about the plebiscites to allow licensed premises back in the #JunctionTO. By the way, I voted yes. ;-) about 6 hours ago from TwitterBerry