Category Archives: Events

Announcements about events taking place at Holy Trinity or organized by members of Holy Trinity.

Canada and First Nations – Our Shared History – Aug 11

blanket exercise feetBefore there can be reconciliation, there must be truth. The Treaty People group is hosting a pair of Kairos Blanket Exercises on August 11. One at noon and again at 5:30pm.

The Blanket Exercise is a visceral way to hear and enter into the history of indigenous peoples and settlers in North America. It provides a starting point for doing the work the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has asked of all Canadians.

This event is aimed at all citizens and residents of Canada and those curious about the history of Canada with respect to indigenous peoples. We invite you to join us for the Kairos Blanket Exercise at noon (or 5:30pm), to be followed by an age appropriate circle and discussion. If you can’t spare more than an hour, the exercise is still worthwhile, but be aware that it is profoundly affecting and we encourage you to stay for the second hour to build relationships.

We will serve a light meal of soup and bread.

See www.kairosblanketexercise.org to get a better understanding of this experiential workshop.

Let us know you are coming by visiting our Facebook events: KBE at noon, KBE at 5:30pm.

Please feel free to print and hang our Kairos Blanket Exercise poster.

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Funeral for Jan Plecash – Saturday, August 6 11AM

Stained glass on hoardingDear Friends,

The Coroner has released the body of Jan Plecash and has determined that there was “no anatomical cause” for her death. Other than that we know nothing. A cremation has been arranged by the Morley-Bedford funeral home and her ashes will be sent after the funeral to British Columbia to
be in the care of her father, Lorne Plecash. Julian Knight and Jan’s brother, Guy Plecash have been in Toronto to help with the arrangements.

The Funeral for JAN PLECASH will be held at the Church of the Holy
Trinity, 10 Trinity Square Toronto (phone: 416-598-4521) on Saturday August 6 at 11 a.m.

Parking is available in the Bell Underground parking lot (entrance off
Bay street, south of Dundas, just south of the avenue of trees off Bay
Street leading to the Church). The cost is $6.00 for the day.

Please let others know about these details if you are able.

Best wishes to all of Jan’s friends and family, and to all the extended
Holy Trinity family in this loss.

Bill Whitla

831st name recorded on Homeless Memorial

Not a milestone to be proud of, but one that was marked none-the-less. The Toronto Star wrote an article on this event that quietly took place outside the church on Tuesday at noon.

Read the article here

We spoke out against police violence that led to “John Doe’s” death, observed our moment of silence for him and all those who have died. We heard Bonnie’s poem and shared announcements of actions we could take to change the system so that no more deaths will occur.

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Make your voice heard on a new national housing strategy by visiting the Federal Government input page Let’s Talk Housing.

Homeless Memorial noon Tuesday, July 12

Homelessness is a year round condition for many of our city’s residents. Come and remember those who have died and talk about how we are working for change.

On Tuesday, July 12 we added a John Doe who died on June 17. A man who is reported as being homeless by the Toronto Sun was shot and killed by the Toronto Police after being tasered at around 9am, June 17. Here are 2 articles about the incident. No names have been released.
https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2016/06/17/man-dead-in-firearms-investigation-involving-toronto-police.html

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/06/17/siu-investigating-after-man-shot-dead

Visit the Toronto Homeless Memorial page and see the full list of people we remember every month.

Make your voice heard on a new national housing strategy by visiting the Federal Government input page Let’s Talk Housing.

Next up Tuesday, July 19 at noon!

We are open Monday to Friday from 11 AM to 3 PM to welcome anyone who steps through the doors.

Mondays we host our own Music Monday concerts. Tuesdays the music happens outside on the square, sponsored by The Downtown Yonge BIA.

Drop by at noon July 19 and most Tuesdays. (No concert on August 11 because of Homeless Memorial). This year’s theme is “Dance Inspiring Fusion of the Americas”

A gathering place for danceable rhythms from across the Americas. Salsa, samba and more, are reimagined to feature a wider variety of genre-defying music from the best established and emerging artists in the city.

Full schedule of concerts in Trinity Square and other events close by can be found here.

Music Mondays’ season in full swing

Only 9 concerts left in this our 25th Anniversary season.

Visit the Music Mondays page to see the full schedule and details about repertoire.

Mark Monday, August 29 in your calendars for the 25th Anniversary Gala featuring David Braid on piano.

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Hailed in the Canadian press as “A jazz genius to call our own” (Macleans Magazine), Steinway Piano Artist David Braid was recently awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year in Canada. He has released nine recordings, garnering six Juno nominations and two Juno awards; he is also a multi-National Jazz Award Winner and a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts’ “JazzID Award.” Join us to hear David perform on our new Steinway “B” piano, in a Gala Music Mondays 25th Anniversary Concert, presented by Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto. There will be a reception following the concert.

Sunday, July 3rd – more Pride at Holy Trinity

Joins us for Pride Part II this Sunday at 10:30 AM A reprise of the True Colours and Pulse by Melissa Ethridge will be performed along with some repeated readings. New music will be there and our musician will be William Aide.

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To be a Proud Anglican visit their Facebook page.

 

Last week’s bulletin can be found here: HT bulletin Sun Jun 26 6th Pent & Pride

 

 

 

 

 

Pride Sunday with MPP Cheri DiNovo – June 26

rainbow-stripOur guest homilist on Pride Sunday at HT (June 26) will be MPP Cheri DiNovo, long-time activist for LGBTQ rights and an ordained United Church minister. Named by NOW readers in 2015 as Best MPP.

From her official bio:

Cheri has been a 40+ year activist for LGBTQ issues. She was the only woman in Canada to sign the ‘We Demand’ statement in 1971—the first demand for gay rights on Parliament Hill. In 2012, Cheri succeeded in getting Toby’s Act passed, an amendment to the Ontario Human Rights Code to include gender identity and gender expression–the first of its kind in North America.

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Picnic This Sunday – NO SERVICE AT CHURCH

SERVICE – PICNIC

picnic-basket-150x150Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Area 26 in High Park (directions below)

Join us and invite your friends!

Service: 11:00 AM in Area 26 at High Park, this is the only service on June 19. Sherman will coordinate a team to provide a bilingual expression of worship that includes all ages.

  • Picnic: The parishes of San Esteban and St. Paul’s will be joining us. The three communities will be provide: BBQ’s, beverages, hamburgers & veggie burgers along with meat & veggie hotdogs.

  • Please bring a picnic side dish to share with a serving utensil. Plates, napkins, & cutlery will be provided. You may want to bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.

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Solstice Labyrinth Walk June 20 noon to 1 PM

All are warmly invited to the
Summer Solstice 2016 Labyrinth Walk
at the Toronto Public Labyrinth
in Trinity Square Park
(south of the Church of the Holy Trinity and west of the Eaton Centre)

Musician Michael Franklin (pictured below) will accompany us with his eclectic mMichael Franklinix of festive, spiritual, meditational, dance, and trance-dance music, using voice, percussion, hurdy-gurdy, shawms, bagpipes, flutes, recorders, double recorder, crumhorn, pipe and tabor, jaw harp, and singing bowls.

 

 

 

Wheelchair accessible

Braille Labyrinth on site
Free
Do come and bring your friends!

www.labyrinthnetwork.ca