Thursday, August 04, 2011

Junction Community Meet and Greet at Annette Street Library, September 10

Call for Participation: Junction Community Meet and Greet at the Annette Public Library, TorontoJunction Community Meet and Greet
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 1-4 pm
@ Annette Street Library, 145 Annette Street

Junction Community Meet and Greet

When: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 1-4 pm
Where: Annette Street Library
Location: 145 Annette Street Toronto, ON M6P 1P3
Closest major intersection: Keele and Annette Streets
Call for Participation at the Junction Community Meet and Greet

Hello Junction Community,

As you probably know, the Junction Arts Festival has been cancelled this year.

I had arranged to have a Toronto Public Library tent and have decided to keep that reservation. I am planning to have a "community meet and greet" that day here on the Annette Street Library lawn from 1 - 4 pm the day the Festival would have been, Saturday September 10.

We will have some activities for children and promote the programs happening at Annette Street and further afield in the Toronto Public Library. I welcome you to join us to promote your community activism / group / activities.

The West Toronto Junction Historical Society is planning to put up their tent as well.

I am very open to other ideas for the day.

I hope you'll consider joining us for some or all of the time; please let me know if you would like to attend and if you would like to do any kind of presentation/program.

Thanks very much,

Pam Mountain
Branch Head
Annette Street Library
Phone 416-393-7521
Fax 416-393-7412

West Toronto Junction Community Meet and Greet, September 10, 2011; 1 - 4 p.m.Toronto Public Library Annette Branch Hosts a Community "Meet and Greet"
Saturday September 10, 2011; 1 - 4 p.m.
Kid's activities, local history, a local fire truck, comedy, and more!
Find out what's going on at the library and in the community.
Annette Street Branch: 145 Annette St., Toronto, ON M6P 1P3


olga said...

Below please find a resent article by Lisa Rainford about this upcoming event from

Librarian pushes forward with community meet and greet

Cancellation of Junction Arts Festival forces community to be creative

She had already booked a tent for September's Junction Arts Festival when Pam Mountain, head librarian of Annette Public Library, learned the annual event had been cancelled this year.

Rather than return it, Mountain decided to go ahead with her own festival of sorts - a 'community meet and greet' in lieu of the festival on the library's front lawn next month.

Mountain said this will allow the neighbourhood to learn more about the library and its services. Various groups promoting community activism and activities will also be part of the event slated for Saturday, Sept. 10.

There will be plenty for both young and old to enjoy, including storytelling for kids and a comedy show by local comedian and historian Neil Ross, said Mountain. Police and fire will also have a presence at the meet and greet, she said. Historical costumes and comic books will also be on display.

The West Toronto Junction Historical Society (WTJHS), whose archives are in the basement of the library, will be erecting its tent at the library too.

"Many of us have been dismayed that the Junction Arts Festival will be taking a hiatus for reshaping," said Ross, WTJHS president. "Others welcome the opportunity for the community to organically explore a grassroots celebration."

The WTJHS and Mountain are working to create an event that will reflect the importance of libraries and heritage in the community, said Ross. The historical society is eager to promote the Centennial of the Junction Shul, which it is partnering with the Congregation Knesseth Israel in September, and its upcoming Heintzman Month in October. Mountain invites community groups to get involved. If you have any ideas, or have any questions, contact the Annette Library and ask for Ann: 416-393-7521.


Aug 11, 2011 - 12:20 PM


olga said...

Community Festival September 10!

WTHS Schedule of Events at the Natural Ampitheatre, 1-4 pm

Welcome and Greetings – Neil Ross

Flag Ceremony for West Toronto Junction Historical Society (WTJHS)

Storytelling for Children with Pam, Annette Street Library

Graphic Book Launch (WTJHS)

Storytelling for Children with Ann, Annette Street Library

The Life of Minerva Reid read by Cara Reeves, WTJHS

Junction Comedy Workshop with Neil Ross and Terry Cowe

Sprit of the Junction – Saturday September 10, 1pm to 4pm
A retrospective of Reid Englishs’ work the” Spirit of the Junction” be at the WTJHS tent on the lawn of the Library on Sept 10th and Latitude 44 will host some of his works, paintings and tools until the end of September. Some of Reid’s early works will on display in the window of the Early Years Centre until the end of the month.

Saturday, September 10 — BEER LAUNCH
Junction Craft Brewery brings local beer to the Junction as they launch their Conductor’s Ale in a celebration of beer and history. Members of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society bring Legends of the Junction to life, joining JCB owner Tom Paterson in a night to be remembered. We’ll begin at the railway platform on the north side of Dundas east of Pacific and walk to raise a glass at participating venues. Every Conductor’s ale quaffed will provide a toonie for local history.
Meet at the railway platform at seven pm.