AGM - May 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Cabbagetown Preservation Association

2017 Annual General Meeting

Followed by Builders of Canada
by Gilles Huot and Virginia Van Vliet

Monday May 29, 2017, 7:00 pm
Dixon Hall (formerly St. Peter’s Church) at Carlton and Bleecker streets


  • Annual General Meeting (reports, election to the board, etc.)
  • Announcement of the winner(s) of the Peggy Kurtin Award Program
  • Preserntation by Gilles Huot and Virginia Van Vliet

Two of Toronto’s most important historical cemeteries, the St. James Cemetery (Anglican) and the Necropolis (non-denominational), are in Cabbagetown. These two cemeteries are the resting place of many remarkable people who left their mark on the country, often contributing to its creation, its history, and its success.

The AGM will be followed by Builders of Canada: Tales of a Country in Two Cabbagetown Cemeteries, a CPA presentation to celebrate Canada 150, the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

Gilles and Virginia are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable amateur historians and walking tour leaders who will use a a lot of archival and current pictures to tell the story of many remarkable people buried in Cabbagetown. These people left their mark and helped build this country in various fields: exploration, politics, education, industries, immigration, philanthropy, transportation, war, sports, communications, etc. These are fascinating stories that are rarely heard.

This evening will likely whet your appetite to go and see these graves with your own eyes. Indeed, join us on July 23 and August 13 for the walking tours that inspired this presentation. See details HERE.