HC AGM = New Date!

Please note that the date of the House Corporation Annual General Meeting has changed.  It’s now on Thursday, March 26th at 7:15 p.m. at the collegiate chapter house.  The directors are looking forward to sharing news and details about Canada Alpha’s home.  Refreshments will be provided.

Should you require further info, kindly contact HC president Katie Blundell.  Her coordinates are listed in the alumnae chapter directory.  Alternatively, contact Toronto Alumnae Chapter president Carly Klassen via the “Contact” link at the top of this site, and she will gladly direct you.

We look forward to reliving chapter house memories with you, and to sharing information that will lead to the creation of new ones.  Prospective House Corporation members are always welcome!  To join, you need only be a Toronto Alumnae Chapter member in good standing.

The House Corporation Directors 



In Memoriam: Gretchen Liebmann McDowell

MCDOWELL, Gretchen Erica

Gretchen Erica McDowell passed away on February 10, in Toronto of complications following a stroke. Born 12 June 1928 in Buffalo to Herman Otto Eric Liebmann and Margaretha Haesslein, Gretchen moved with the family to Canada in 1936. As a teen she was a symphony violinist and maintained a lifelong love of classical music and opera. She graduated from University of Toronto in 1950 where she met her future husband Ralph McDowell. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by sons Scott and Mark and their spouses Helen and Linda. Her six grandchildren, Erica, Brett, Yasmin, Curtis, Sana and Eric all loved hanging out with their irreverent and fun loving grandma. Visitation will take place at the Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre (375 Mount Pleasant Road, East Gate Entrance) from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, February 15. Memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17 at St John’s Anglican in York Mills.



Sunday February 22nd Afternoon Tea at the Old Mill

Traditionally loose tea is brewed in a teapot and served with milk and sugar. The sugar and caffeine provided fortification against the afternoon doldrums.

You are invited to a delicious afternoon tea at the historic Old Mill, Sunday February 22nd at 3:15 pm. Invite your friends and family to join in the fun and meet some of your Tri Delta sisters. Cost of the tea, including all tax, fees and gratuity, is $40.


Space is limited so RSVP today by making your payment through the payment options on our website. Please specify your guests’ names, as well as any dietary restrictions, with your payment. Deadline to RSVP is February 18th.


We are also doing an Oscar Trivia 50/50 draw for POGO. So brush up on your Academy Awards Trivia.


The Old Mill

21 Old Mill Road

Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1G5