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Time: May 2, 2010 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Outside Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre
Website or Map: http://www.paulafletcher.com
Event Type: jane's, walk, -, walking, tour
Organized By: Councillor Paula Fletcher
Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2010
Have you ever wondered about the history of the New Broadview Hotel? Who was Jimmie Simpson? Join Councillor Paula Fletcher and Gerald Whyte from the Riverdale Historical Society for a guided tour of Queen Street East, and discover more about the neighbourhood you already love. Queen Street East is not only one of Toronto's hippest neighbourhoods, it's also one of Toronto's most historic. Come check out some of the stunning architecture while hearing stories about the interesting people and events that shaped our community, from the 1800s to today. We will start outside Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre at 12:30.
Paula Fletcher was first elected as City Councillor for Ward 30, Toronto Danforth in 2003. She was re-elected in 2006 and currently serves as the Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee. Paula is a member of the Executive Committee, and serves on the Boards of Toronto Public Health, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund. Prior to being a City Councillor, Paula was a Toronto District School Board Trustee.
Gerald Whyte is a retired history teacher who has become active in heritage in Toronto. He is now president of the Riverdale Historical Society, a group established in September, 1999 by residents who were interested in discovering, interpreting and preserving the history and heritage of the Toronto neighbourhood known as Riverdale. The group meets once a month.