WTJHS March 2017 Meeting – Thursday, March 2, 2017

 

a presentation on the beginnings of horse-drawn public transit in Toronto,

 

WTJHS March 2017 Meeting – Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Tales of Toronto Transit
Local transit enthusiasts Trevor Parkins-Sciberras (and WTJHS member) and David Reigate will be giving a presentation on the beginnings of horse-drawn public transit in Toronto, prior to the founding of the West Toronto Junction. The presentation will then shift focus to the Junction and its public transit history, including the suburban & civic railways, Humberside Double-decker bus, 40 Junction trolley bus, and the Bloor-Danforth Subway Extension.

The Presenters
• Trevor’s family history is well connected to the Junction. His dad’s grandparents immigrated from Malta to the Junction in the 1920s. Trevor has lived in 9 houses around the Junction area, and attended Indian Road Crescent School, Howard Park Alternative, Annette St. Public School, Humberside CI, and Western Tech. Trevor continues to live in the Junction.
• David was born and raised in Etobicoke. He is a lifelong transit enthusiast with a passion for history involving transit and the areas it served. David started to do volunteering on the Halton County Radial Railway when he was 13 years old, which was 23 years ago
• The Archives will open at 6 pm. The meeting room doors open at 6:30 pm. Social Time 7:00 pm, Business Meeting at 7:30 pm, Presentation at 8:00 pm, Annette Public Library, Lower Level, 145 Annette Street, Toronto.

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