Historical Society Update (Winter 2015)

Dec 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Winter 2015

There was good attendance at The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society (TBETHS) Annual General Meeting held on June 23 at the Beaches Library. Re-elected to the board of directors were Mary Campbell, Glenn Chadwick, Wayne Clutterbuck (Treasurer), John Ellis (President), Deborah Livingston-Lowe (Secretary), Barb Myrvold, and Uwe Sehmrau (Vice-President). Guest speaker, Dena Doroszenko, provided a close look at the Ashbridge family.

The TBETHS board subsequently appointed the Beach Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Committee, and made consideration of Queen Street in the Beach its major project. On September 16, the HCD committee met with Tamara Anson-Cartwright (Senior Coordinator for City Heritage Preservation Services), Councillor McMahon, and her staff, to conduct a ‘walkabout’ near the key heritage sites on Queen between Coxwell and Nursewood. Heritage Preservation Services is obtaining a report from city experts on recommended boundaries for a study. The 134-page illustrated study designed by John Ellis is a key reference for the city’s study.

At a General Members Meeting held at the Beaches Library on November 10th, a new Constitution and By-laws for TBETHS were adopted after two year’s work, in order to come into compliance with the Ontario Corporations Act. Afterwards, David Fuller made a presentation on Volunteering for the Great War.

On December 8th at 7:00 p.m., there will be a presentation by Richard Gerrard at the Beaches Library about how an 18th century schooner was found four storeys underground.

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