Event List


For movie lovers: the Toronto International Film Festival has offered OWN complimentary tickets for
Friday June 17 – 11:00 am – 15 seats – “Born to be Blue”.
Friday June 24 – 11:00 am – 30 seats – “Love and Friendship” – A newly released film, followed by a discussion of the film over tea and coffee. Love & Friendship revolves around the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), a recent widow who takes up residence at Churchill, her in-laws’ estate, and sets her sights on matrimony with the dashing (and, more importantly, wealthy) Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel). However, her plans are derailed when her beautiful daughter Frederica (Morfydd Clark) turns up at Churchill after being dismissed from boarding school. Fearing that Frederica will turn Reginald’s head, Lady Susan sets outs to obtain her daughter a suitor of her own. Featuring a brilliant turn by Beckinsale — who makes Lady Susan an Austen heroine to rival Lizzie Bennet and Emma Woodhouse in her charm, confidence, audacity, and unapologetic dishonesty — Love & Friendship is a smart, fun, and utterly scruple-free romp.  For more info see:  http://tiff.net/programming/new-releases/love-friendship
To reserve a seat please leave a message as soon as possible with Martha at 705-654-4249 or Mary at 905-609-3858, or email marymar@sympatico.ca. Your order will be confirmed while spaces last.
The films will be shown at the beautiful Lightbox Theatre at the corner of John and King Streets.

Toronto Affordable Housing Committee Presentation

The OWN Housing Committee gave a 5 minute presentation on June 20th at the City Hall, at the meeting of the Toronto Affordable Housing Committee. Committee members Ronny Yaron and Thea Kurdi, who is also a member of Association of Design Professionals for Accessibility, talked about OWN’s project to promote universal design in all new construction of multi-unit buildings.  They were first on the Agenda, and the presentation was a big success.
From Margret Jarvis:
“This morning OWN presented our ideas on 100% Visitable, Barrier Free and/or Universal Design multi-unit apartment buildings in Toronto.  Something that should have been started 20 years ago to housing our growing numbers of seniors.  I think the presentation was fantastic and several members of the City’s Housing Committee  asked good questions, and Mayor John Tory sat in on the presentation.  Our newest member, Thea Kurdi, an Architectural Accessibility and Universal Design Specialist, did a wonderful job of making this complicated topic sound like a “no brainer”.  Great job Thea!”
You can see the presentation here:  http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ah/bgrd/backgroundfile-94585.pdf

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OWN Special Interest Groups Meetings

Social Link:  First Saturday of every month, at the OWN office, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

La Vie en Rose French group: Fourth Thursday of every month, at the OWN office, 1:30 pm.

Library Events

Tea and Books : At the Mount Pleasant Library, and various other libraries  in the GTA area, usually at 2:00pm, once a month, please check with the individual libraries.

Electronics Waste Drop-off

Non-profit Free Geek Toronto wants your laptops, desktops and other electronic waste (no more than 5 years old) to refurbish and resell at affordable prices. Their mission is to promote social and economic justice by reducing e-waste and increasing access to technology. www.freegeektoronto.org