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CHATTER: Go behind closed doors in your own neighbourhood (Aug./Sept. 2018)

September 11th, 2018 · No Comments

Discover some of the area’s architectural treasures in the third annual tour of houses and cultural groups organized by the Annex Residents’ Association (ARA). The guided tours will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. on September 23, and explore streets bounded by Bedford and Avenue roads, and Prince Arthur and Bernard avenues.

This year’s tours feature inside access to the Women’s Art Association of Canada, founded in 1887, and two outstanding buildings associated with the neighbourhood’s diverse religious organizations: First Church of Christ, Scientist, the Friends House, and the Women’s Art Association of Canada. There will also be tours of private residences, including a stunning Georgian built in 1875 for a Yonge Street hardware merchant that is now an artist home and studio.

Registration, check-in, and a café with light snacks and beverages will be located at the Women’s Art Association (23 Prince Arthur Ave.). Tickets are $25 for one person or $40 for two people, and early bird discounts are available until September 10. Please visit the ARA’s website at for further information or to reserve a ticket.

—Brian Burchell and Laura Philips/Gleaner News

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