How excellent is this, two awards in 2012!
Complete text of their press release below.

The West Toronto Junction Historical Society (W.T.J.H.S.) would like to thank Heritage Toronto for awarding its 2012 Community Heritage Award to our Society and to thank members of Heritage Toronto who voted us their 2012 Member’s Choice Award.  The ceremonies were held Oct 9 at Koerner Hall in the Royal Conservatory of Music in conjunction with the William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture.

Host Mary Ito spoke of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society’s “impressive, diligent, and rigorous documenting of the built and cultural history of its neighbourhood in a sustained way over many years.” She said “The jury commended the Society’s approach to leveraging and sharing resources as a model for others to emulate.” 

W.T.J.H.S. would like to thank our volunteers who help us staff an extensive archives, and provide monthly meetings with a guest speaker, an award winning historical quarterly, heritage activism, two Junction books, renowned walking tours, a historical talk show, a four part graphic novel series, a  web site about Junction architecture, and an upcoming documentary on the Heintzman Piano factory.

We’d like to invite the community to come out and celebrate with us by attending our next meeting/event on November 1, 2012:

                 Should We Abolish the Monarchy in Canada and declare a Canadian Republic?
Debaters Tom Freda, National Director of the Citizens for a Canadian Republic and WTJHS president Neil Ross will bring an often hilarious, but informed approach to their respective positions.  
Come for our business meeting — which can be pretty funny and informed on its own — and stay for the debate.  Refreshments are available for a donation.

Thursday, November 1, Annette Library, 145 Annette Street, (West of Keele), Lower Level, Committee Room 1:

7:30 PM – Business Meeting

8:30 PM –Monarchy in Canada: the Junction Debate

F0r further information call the West Toronto Junction Historical Society: 

(416) 763-3161

or visit our web site: wtjhs.ca.

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