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Just when you thought it was safe to go to festivals...

posted Aug 6, 2017, 7:04 PM by Glenn Turner   [ updated Aug 6, 2017, 7:05 PM ]

Glenn is back on the road this holiday Monday (August 7, 2017) at the Mount Dennis Community Association's Humberfest from 1.00 PM to 5.00 PM. See you there!

Toronto Heritage book award

posted Aug 17, 2016, 7:39 PM by Glenn Turner   [ updated Aug 17, 2016, 7:42 PM ]

The Toronto Carrying Place has been nominated for the 2016 Heritage Toronto book award. The competition this year is fierce, with many great books nominated, including works by Toronto notables John Sewell and Bob Rae.

Glenn will be shaking in his boots at the Award Ceremony on Monday, October 17 at the Isabel Badel Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, in Toronto. Tickets are available through the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Swansea Historical Society

posted Jan 2, 2016, 10:30 PM by Glenn Turner

Glenn will be speaking to the Swansea Historical Society on Wednesday, February 3 at 7.15 PM. The Society meets in the old Swansea Town Hall at 95 Lavinia Avenue, Toronto, Ont. M6S 3H9, not far from the foot of the Toronto Carrying Place. Glenn will have books on hand for sale.

The photo shows Swansea Historical Society President Bob Roden in character as Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe.

Toronto Public Library & United Empire Loyalists

posted Oct 12, 2015, 9:02 AM by Glenn Turner   [ updated Oct 20, 2015, 6:32 PM ]

Glenn will be speaking at the Runnymede Branch of the Toronto Public Library at 2178 Bloor Street West on Saturday, October 24 from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM.


And -- in his last booked appearance for this calendar year! -- he will be speaking to the United Empire Loyalists (Toronto Branch) on Sunday, October 25 from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM.

Weston and East Gwillimbury

posted Oct 3, 2015, 12:35 AM by Glenn Turner   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 8:58 PM ]

Glenn will be speaking to the Weston Historical Society on Wednesday, October 7 at 7.30 PM in the Village of Humber Heights Retirement Home, 2245 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto.

On Thursday, October 8 at 7.30 PM, he will be speaking to the East Gwillimbury Historical Society at the Temperance Hall, 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon.

Toronto Carrying Place conference and Word on the Street!

posted Sep 22, 2015, 9:19 PM by Glenn Turner   [ updated Sep 23, 2015, 7:37 PM ]

Returning to his Etobicoke roots, Glenn will be selling and signing books at the day-long conference entitled The Toronto Carrying Place: a shared legacy on Saturday, September 26 from 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM at the Old Mill Inn and Spa, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto.

On Sunday, September 27 from 5.00 PM to 5.30 PM, Glenn is honoured to be speaking at the Word on the Street - Nothing But The Truth pavilion at Harbourfront, 235 Queen's Quay West, Toronto. Glenn will be appearing in the All Mapped Out: Historic Toronto session, alongside John Lorinc and Dr. Ellen Scheinberg, editors of The Ward: the life and loss of Toronto's first immigrant neighbourhood.

Fort Willow, King Museum & Tecumseth West Gwillimbury

posted Sep 17, 2015, 6:51 PM by Glenn Turner   [ updated Sep 23, 2015, 1:07 PM ]

Fort Willow
Glenn will be selling books all day (rain or shine, 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM) on Saturday, September 19 at the Festival at Fort Willow,  Fort Willow is one of the end points of the Nine-Mile Portage, the last link between the Toronto Carrying Place, Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay. The Fort is located at 2714 Grenfel Road, Minesing (near Barrie). See the map for directions, and click on the poster at the bottom of this page for an idea of what the day will be like.

King Township Museum
Glenn will be speaking about hiking the Toronto Carrying Place on Sunday, September 20 at 2.00 PM in the King Township Museum. The Museum features original buildings such as a charming railway waiting room, and sits very close to the Carrying Place. The address is 2920 King Road, King City (see the poster at the bottom of this page).

Tecumseth and West Gwillimbury Historical Society
And on Monday, September 21 at 7.30 PM, Glenn will be speaking at the Tecumseth West Gwillimbury Women's Institute, 4380 10th Line, Bradford.

Brûlé-Wendats Expedition

posted Aug 29, 2015, 10:08 PM by Glenn Turner   [ updated Aug 29, 2015, 10:14 PM ]

Glenn will be a part of the three-day Brûlé-Wendats Expedition, organized by the Société d'histoire de Toronto to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Étienne Brûlé's trip down the Carrying Place. Here are the major events:

Friday, September 11
 7.00 PM "Meet the voyageurs" at Orillia Museum of Art and History30 Peter Street South, Orillia (Glenn will be speaking on "Hiking the trail" and Glenn's book will be on sale)

Saturday, September 12
10.00 AM Cedar tea ceremony with Athol Hart, Nokiida Trail, Newmarket
11.00 AM Crest ceremony at Newmarket Farmers' Market, Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket
 4.15 PM Plaque unveiling with King Councillor Schaefer at Weston Road and 16th Sideroad

Sunday, September 13
 8.45 AM Aboriginal ceremony with Elder Garry Sault at McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg
 1.30 PM Welcome at Cruikshank Park, 2196 Weston Road, Weston
 4.30 PM Welcome at Swansea 8000 yearsLucy Maud Montgomery park, 222 Riverside Drive, Toronto (Glenn's book will be on sale)

Tastes of the Hill

posted Aug 2, 2015, 9:07 PM by Glenn Turner   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 7:24 AM ]

Glenn will be selling and signing books at Richmond Hill's popular Tastes of the Hill multicultural festival on Sunday, August 23 from 11.00 AM to 8.00 PM. Tastes of the Hill will be held at the Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, L4S 1M5. For more information, see the Town of Richmond Hill website.

Book launches in Ottawa and Toronto

posted Aug 2, 2015, 8:58 PM by Glenn Turner   [ updated Aug 5, 2015, 12:21 PM ]

Toronto Carrying Place book launches


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