Programs & Services

Our Activities ~ We encourage your participation

Heather Talbot is the Executive Member who liaises with our Activity Convenors.
If you have an interest in being the host for a new activity, please contact her from our Contact Us page or directly here.

RTO/ERO Toronto District 16 relies heavily on member volunteers to organize activities and events that may be of value to other members in retirement. There are many activities that may appeal to the varied interests of our members. Some functions take place at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church Parish Hall located on the north side of St. Clair West, east of Bathurst, at Tweedsmuir (near Loblaws). Parking is limited but Streetcar and Subway service is excellent. A map can be seen at the bottom of this page.

Contact any of the Convenors through our Contact Us page or the rotating ads (left).

Art Friends meet the first Friday of the month beginning in October from 10:00am to 12:00N at Holy Rosary. An open studio for retired teachers who are interested in sketching and painting. A lovely well lit space is available and, although no instruction is provided, there is plenty of support and good fellowship.  Class members bring their own drawing and painting materials. Convenor Marie Lynch.

 

Book Club - Original meets on the first Monday of each month from 1:00-3:00pm (unless it's a holiday). Convenors Lynn Fitzpatrick and Elaine MacIntosh. This group has been so successful that it cannot accept new participants for the time being. Follow their readings in our Newsletter.

 

Book Club - Non Fiction meets as the second Tuesday of the month at Holy Rosary from 1:30-3:30pm Convenors: Nancy Ballanger and Ruhi Tuzlak. Follow their readings in our Newsletter. We list their selections for those interested in their reads. Perhaps there is a member willing to host a fourth book club.

 

Bridge Club meets the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month October through June from 12:30-3:30pm at Holy Rosary. Convenor Tessie Leung. We run three to four tables. New people are always welcome. We play a friendly game. Tea and cookies are served.

 

Downtown Coffee Club meets just SE of the Yonge/Bloor subway station at 625 Church St. ~ The Croissant Tree on the corner of Church and Charles Street East. We try to make it easy for people who don’t live downtown, but would like to get in occasionally for coffee and conversation. We are there Wednesday and Saturday mornings from about  10:30 to 12:00. Let us know if you’re coming for the first time so we can look out for you.
Convenors: Ann Ludwigsen and John Silver.

Investment Club meets the fourth Thursday of the month from September to June. Convenor Lone Smith. Topics for consideration are determined by the group with guest speakers invited as needed. Topics include: investments, RRSPs, RRIFs, wills, estates, etc.

 

La Belle Langue - Si vous aimez parler en français entre amis, rejoignez-nous le deuxieme et derniers lundis de chaque mois de 5h. a 6h.  Nous sommes en vacance pour les mois de juilet et aout, mais on recommence en septembre. Si cela vous interesse vous pouvez me rejoinder a jtchartier@hotmail.com. À bientôt! Jackie Chartier

 

Monday Matinée Movie Club meets on the fourth Monday of the month from all year (except December). Convenors Steve Feldman (April, May, June, September, October) and Dale Vibert (January, February, March, July, August, November).  We get together for a movie at the Manulife Centre around 1:00pm or 1:30pm with time for coffee and catch-up afterwards at a favourite café (Scaccia). Send them your email for notification.

 

Super Tees Golf Group meets seasonally as arranged, typically from mid-April to October at Scarlett Woods Golf Course. Convenors Rosalie Parente and Cindy Shore-Beauvais. All levels of players are welcome to join us. We socialize after the game. Come and join the fun. It's a great exercise.

 

Theatre Day Trips arranged Spring and Fall. Convenor Karen Sinclair. Details regarding events and registration are published in our Newsletter.

 

 

Travelogues are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm beginning in October at Holy Rosary. Convenors Tom Menagh and Linda Johnson. The schedule and topics for the professional-grade presentations are posted in our Newsletter. There are always treats after the presentation. We average about 40-50 in attendance.

 

West End Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm-3:30pm from September to June at Holy Rosary Parish Hall, Room 2 (first floor). Convenor Steve Feldman. Follow their readings listed in our Newsletter and E-zine. We do not meet in December.

Annual Events

  • Annual General Meeting: early to mid-May prior to Spring Luncheon
  • Executive Meetings: second Thursday of September, October, November, December (as required), January, February, March, April, May, (June as required)
  • Fall Luncheon/Craft Show/Exhibits: mid-November
  • Fall Senate: mid-October
  • New Member Breakfast: September or October (open to all members). A welcome for the previous years' new members
  • Newsletter Submissions Dates: September 1, November 1, January 1, March 1, May 1
  • Newsletter Delivery (approximate): last week of September, November, January, March, May
  • Spring Luncheon: mid-May following the Annual General Meeting
  • Spring Senate: mid-May
  • RTO/ERO Toronto Districts Council: last Wednesday of September, November, January, March, May
  • RTO/ERO Toronto Districts Joint Executive Meeting (as determined when appropriate in October/November)


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