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St. John's Welcomes the West Toronto Junction Historical Society for its First Hybrid Meeting

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On June 22nd, members of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society took full advantage of St. John's welcoming space, and especially its tech capacity, to conduct its first in-person meeting in over 3 years that was also available via Zoom. It was an open meeting, with some members of St. John's attending. Noted Canadian historian, Christopher Moore, was the featured speaker and he led an interesting discussion on the question of "Should the British monarch remain Canada's head of state?"

The WTJHS has been supportive of the SJWT-100th on Humberside initiative, particularly through its Archives located at the Annette Street Branch of the Toronto Public Library. As a member of the WTJHS, I helped facilitate the meeting and supported its technical aspects. In welcoming attendees, I highlighted the historical work about St. John's in the Junction area that is being written and shared via the page, and also point to the series of historical posters around the church produced for Doors Open Toronto.

The leadership of the WTJHS were pleased with how this hybrid meeting went and expressed interest in holding further meetings at St. John's, including a meeting in December at which I would be the featured speaker to give a talk about the SJWT-100th on Humberside story.

For more about the West Toronto Junction Historical Society, including how to join, visit,

The WTJHS also have an excellent Facebook page, which has been supportive of our SJWT-100th events,

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