Canada Alpha History

The Establishment of Canada Alpha and Early Residence History.

By Christine Kralik

In 1927, a group of women at the University of Toronto formed a local sorority called Kappa Phi Alpha. In 1929, the women of this same sorority applied to Delta Delta Delta for a charter, and this request was granted. The Canada Alpha Chapter was officially installed on May 24, 1930, and there were 28 Charter members, most of whom were students enrolled at University College. The initiation banquet was held at the Royal York Hotel that evening.

At that time, the Chapter occupied an apartment at 2 Sultan Court (now 2 Sultan Street, see photo), just east of the Windsor Arms Hotel. In subsequent years, the Chapter moved around several times, first to other apartment buildings, among them 321 Bloor West (the original building is no longer extant; the Woodsworth College Residence stands on that site now), and then to different houses along St. George St. (first 85 St. George in 1933; then 122 St. George in 1939; and then 136 St. George in 1948.) In 1966, the University of Toronto identified that block on the west side of St. George as the ideal site for the new Robarts Library, and the Chapter had to vacate the property and find a new home. 30 Madison Avenue was identified as an ideal new home for the Chapter.

Toronto Alumnae Annual General Meeting

We invite you to join us for this year’s AGM Brunch at  Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge North York, February 10, 2019 at 12pm. We welcome you to order breakfast, lunch or dinner items from their extensive menu which caters to every taste and every budget. This year we’re keeping it simple, pay for what you order!  

Please RSVP to ashley.pivko@gmail.com by February 1, 2019.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

Location: 5221 Yonge St North of Sheppard. TTC: North York Centre Station. Parking nearby

Holiday Message

On behalf of the Toronto Alumnae Executive Committee –  we want to extend our warmest wishes during this holiday season, and all the best in the New Year!

Holiday Nails

Do your nails need some refreshing before the holidays? Well now is your chance!

DDD Holiday Nail Night is on Monday Dec 10th, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Drinks and snacks will be provided!!

Alma Natural Spa is located at 2105 Yonge St (just south of Eglinton). The spa has requested that you let me know your time preference
and whether you want a mani or pedi and I can make the appointment.  We will have the entire venue to ourselves. Please check out their site for types of manis and pedis, along with pricing 🙂 http://www.almanaturalspa.com/

Send an email to krystal.mercer@hotmail.com with your time preference and mani and pedi request so I can book your appointment 🙂 Hurry, spots are filling quickly!

Hope to see you there!

Founders’ Day Dinner

Dearest Deltas,

Please join us as we celebrate Founders’ Day 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel on

Wednesday, November 21st. Please RSVP by providing payment below. Be sure to choose your meal selection using the dropdown menu.

Location: Willard Room at the Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville hotel located at 220

Bloor Street West

Time: Cocktails and reception will commence at 6:00pm followed by dinner and awards

at 7:00pm

Pricing: $70 or $90 for non-members

Get your tickets hereDues and Donations

Are You Novelling?

Over the last few years, National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo has become huge. It’s a great way for anyone to express their creative side or for writers to finally get that novel written and finished. I’m always delighted when I discover someone I know is doing NaNoWriMo. Are you novelling this year? Please say Hi and become my buddy at ShireenJ!

A friend introduced me to it in 2009, and I’ve written a novel or non-fiction every year, though most remain unpublished. This year, I set myself the challenge to both write and edit for public consumption a satirical novel focusing on every Torontonian’s favourite subject. No, not raccoons. The TTC. Louise and The Men Of Transit.

“Louise has been hired by TTC management and dives into learn all about customer convenience on transit from her idol, the CEO. She eagerly adopt her idol’s way of wearing a name tag and riding the subway. And then she meets Jim.”

So far I’ve written a chapter daily and have uploaded them to Wattpad. If you don’t know Wattpad, it’s a free Toronto-based website devoted to providing stories on any device, readable anywhere in the world. You can read without joining. If you join, you can comment on any chapter or story, build your library of favourite stories, or follow your favourite authors. My plan is to post a new chapter every day and am hoping writing this post will make it so. Accountability works! You can read it here -> https://my.w.tt/Xywq8XN0BR

Founders’ Celebration

Please join us to celebrate 130 years of Delta Delta Delta!

The cocktail reception starts at 6:00 pm with dinner being served at 7:00pm. As usual there will be the presentation of awards, speeches and the silent auction to enjoy throughout the evening.

Tickets are $70 for dues paying alumnae and $90 for non-dues paying members get your tickets here:  http://torontotridelta.ca/dues-and-payments/. We ask that you buy your tickets and select your menu option by November 13th (please make us aware of any dietary requirements prior to the evening).

Looking forward, as always, to seeing you there!

Delta Love,

Melanie

 

Menu:

Mixed Green Salad

Herb & Lemon preserve crusted Salmon

or

Honey Garlic BBQ Chicken with rice and vegetables.

Vegetarian option:  Mediterranean grilled vegetable ravioli with smoked tomato sauce.

Crème Brulee with fruit

Where:

Intercontinental Hotel at 220 Bloor Street West (Willard Room)

How to get there:

TTC – St. George and Bay Street subway stations just a short walk away.

Parking – Green P lot on Bedford Road, just behind the hotel.