Monthly Archives: October 2012

Duke of Connaught School’s amazing 100th birthday party

Hundreds of former students, staff, parents and friends of Duke of Connaught School celebrated 100 years last Saturday October 20, 2012. There were 800 in attendance, a testament to how important Duke has been in the lives of many, many people. Here are a few photos.

Maureen Allen-Doorley cuts Duke's 100th anniversary cake for alumni and friends.

Duke of Connaught 100 - two graduates and former principal

1949 Duke graduates Richard Rae and Bob Greer, with Howard Laderman, Duke principal from 1999 to 2004.

Sharing memories in the Woodfield gym

Sharing memories in the Woodfield gym

Ruth Calvert (in green) with friends Allan and Anne in the Ashbridge community room

Ruth Calvert (in green) with friends Allan and Anne in the Ashbridge community room. Ruth graduated in 1942, then returned to teach at Duke from 1948 to 1960.

Duke vice-principal and principal

Vice-principal Brian Svenningsen introduces the time capsule ceremony, with 2012 “artifacts” placed in a time capsule by current students. At right is George Patsopoulos, current principal.

Duke of Connaught 100 - members of planning group

In Duke’s Woodfield gym, some of the anniversary committee members celebrate Duke of Connaught School’s first 100 years – Ellie, Venessa and Susan.

Duke front door crowd

Duke welcomes hundreds to celebrate 100.

Student helpers keep it looking festive

Student helpers keep it looking festive.


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Fall events in the Ashbridge community – updated October 19

S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre
See fall session programs and drop-in times at our local recreation centre — spaces are still available in some programs. Visit S.H. Armstrong, 56 Woodfield Road.


Sat. Oct. 20
Duke of Connaught School’s 100th birthday party

1 to 5 p.m.
70 Woodfield Road
See more on the duke100th.com website.

Sun. Oct. 21
Queen Street East Fall Festival

Queen East at Greenwood
Info from the Sausage Partners home page.:
QUEEN STREET EAST FALL FESTIVAL
Sunday October 21, 2012

After a long summer of road construction we are delighted to welcome fall and the return of the TTC to our neighbourhood on Queen St East. Just in time for our one year anniversary!

There will be LIVE MUSIC, a lamb roast at Rakia, the BBQ will be out at Sausage Partners, cookie decorating for kids at Any Direct Flight, prizes to be had at the East End Garden Centre and more.

Soupstock Oct. 21 Woodbine Park
Sun. Oct. 21
Soupstock

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Woodbine Park, Eastern and Coxwell
Save the land that feeds us – stop the Highland Mega-Quarry north of Orangeville.
Soupstock is a one-day culinary celebration that will feature tasty soups from more than 120 of Canada’s top chefs. Soup is $10 for 3 servings.
Please bring your own bowls, spoons and napkins. They will also be on sale if you don’t bring them.
See more on the Soupstock site.

Sun. Oct. 21
Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tue. Oct. 23
Public Open House re plans for Ashbridge’s Bay Treatment Plant pumping stations upgrade/rebuild

6:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m.
Mennonite New Life Centre
1774 Queen East
Members of the public are invited to comment on potential environmental impacts and alternatives solutions.
Info: Ashbridge’s upgrade

Thu. Oct. 25
Applegrove presents: Meet the Ashbridges

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
60 Woodfield Road
Applegrove Community Complex
Applegrove presents archeologist Dena Doroszenko of the Ontario Heritage Trust with an illustrated presentation about the Ashbridge family and estate. Duke of Connaught School – Woodfield Gym. Contact Applegrove for more information:
applegrove@applegrovecc.ca, 416-461-8143.

Fri. Oct. 26
Talk with city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Applegrove drop-in, 60 Woodfield Road (basement of Duke of Connaught School)
Enter through the door that’s right at Woodfield Road.

Sat. Oct. 27
Leslie Spit nature walk
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Meet at the entrance to Leslie Spit (Leslie Street and Unwin Avenue) to look for late migrants, early winter waterfowl and vegetation communities. Bring binoculars and bird field guides. Approximately 2 hours.
This is a Toronto Field Naturalists walk.

Sat. Oct. 27
Glen Rhodes United Church Women Fall Sale

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Glen Rhodes United Church, 1470 Gerrard St. East
Jewellery, books, crafts, bake table and lunch.

Ashbridge Farmers Market - Jonathan Ashbridge Park
Sun. Oct. 28 – Farmers’ Market *last day for 2012
Farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tue. Oct. 30
Lost Rivers of Ashbridge’s Bay

6 p.m.
Riverdale Public Library, Broadview at Gerrard.
Riverdale Historical Society presents ”Lost Rivers of Ashbridge’s Bay: Uncovering the deep history of landscape in Riverdale” an illustrated talk by Helen Mills of “Lost River Walks”. Admission free to RHS members, $5 non-members.
More info.

Sat. Nov. 3
Applegrove’s Pasta Fest
5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Dinner served at 6:15 p.m.
Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1810 Queen Street East
Everyone is invited to the Applegrove Community Complex annual Pasta Fest Dinner and Silent Auction.
Please join us for a fun-filled night of friendship and fundraising for our Applegrove programs. Ticket info: 416-461-8143.
See the Applegrove website for details.

Fall events in our community

S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre
The fall session has started at our local recreation centre — spaces are still available in some programs. Visit S.H. Armstrong, 56 Woodfield Road.

Sat. Oct. 13
Fire Prevention Week Open House
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Displays and activities for all ages.
Toronto Fire & EMS Training Centre, 895 Eastern Avenue at Knox.
See the website:http://www.toronto.ca/fire/prevention/

Sun. Oct. 14
Rail Garden Work Bee

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
446 Woodfield Road (just south of railway tracks)
Fall cleanup and celebration at the Rail Garden – kid-friendly activities.
Info: Rail Garden

Sun. Oct. 14
Farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thu. Oct.18
Kitchen Renovation Bootcamp

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Gerrard-Ashdale Library
Ashdale Avenue at Gerrard Street East
Info: Kitchen renovation bootcamp


Sat. Oct. 20
Duke of Connaught School’s 100th birthday party

1 to 5 p.m.
70 Woodfield Road
See more on the duke100th.com website.

Soupstock Oct. 21 Woodbine Park
Sun. Oct. 21
Soupstock

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Woodbine Park, Eastern and Coxwell
Save the land that feeds us – stop the Highland Mega-Quarry north of Orangeville.
Soupstock is a one-day culinary celebration that will feature tasty soups from more than 120 of Canada’s top chefs. Soup is $10 for 3 servings.
Please bring your own bowls, spoons and napkins. They will also be on sale if you don’t bring them.
See more on the Soupstock site.

Sun. Oct. 21
Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tue. Oct. 23
Public Open House re plans for Ashbridge’s Bay Treatment Plant pumping stations upgrade/rebuild

6:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m.
Mennonite New Life Centre
1774 Queen East
Members of the public are invited to comment on potential environmental impacts and alternatives solutions.
Info: Ashbridge’s upgrade

Thu. Oct. 25
Applegrove presents: Meet the Ashbridges

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
60 Woodfield Road
Applegrove Community Complex
Applegrove presents archeologist Dena Doroszenko of the Ontario Heritage Trust with an illustrated presentation about the Ashbridge family and estate. Duke of Connaught School – Woodfield Gym. Contact Applegrove for more information:
applegrove@applegrovecc.ca, 416-461-8143.

Fri. Oct. 26
Talk with city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Applegrove drop-in, 60 Woodfield Road (basement of Duke of Connaught School)
Enter through the door that’s right at Woodfield Road.

Sat. Oct. 27
Leslie Spit nature walk
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Meet at the entrance to Leslie Spit (Leslie Street and Unwin Avenue) to look for late migrants, early winter waterfowl and vegetation communities. Bring binoculars and bird field guides. Approximately 2 hours.
This is a Toronto Field Naturalists walk.

Sat. Oct. 27
Glen Rhodes United Church Women Fall Sale

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Glen Rhodes United Church, 1470 Gerrard St. East
Jewellery, books, crafts, bake table and lunch.

Ashbridge Farmers Market - Jonathan Ashbridge Park
Sun. Oct. 28 – Farmers’ Market *last day for 2012
Farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tue. Oct. 30
Lost Rivers of Ashbridge’s Bay

6 p.m.
Riverdale Public Library, Broadview at Gerrard.
Riverdale Historical Society presents ”Lost Rivers of Ashbridge’s Bay: Uncovering the deep history of landscape in Riverdale” an illustrated talk by Helen Mills of “Lost River Walks”. Admission free to RHS members, $5 non-members.
More info.

Sat. Nov. 3
Applegrove’s Pasta Fest
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Dinner served at 6:15 p.m.
Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1810 Queen Street East
Everyone is invited to the Applegrove Community Complex annual Pasta Fest Dinner and Silent Auction.
Please join us for a fun-filled night of friendship and fundraising for our Applegrove programs. Ticket info: 416-461-8143.
See the Applegrove website for details.

Get your ticket for the Duke of Connaught School 100th birthday homecoming

Photo above: Ashbridge’s Bay, looking west to downtown


Friday Oct. 5 – Extended deadline – Last day to buy a ticket for Duke of Connaught School’s 100th birthday party which takes place on October 20.
Get a ticket to receive a memory book and print. See more about this great event on the duke100th.com website.

Sat. Oct. 20
Duke of Connaught School’s 100th birthday party

1 to 5 p.m.
70 Woodfield Road
See more on the duke100th.com website.