indicated below are start/show times.
information is required, please contact Gig Manager Glen.
2017- Shows &
1) Saturday, February 11, 2017: Rexdale Presbyterian
Church - Highway Terrace Seniors,
2314 Islington Ave., Etobicoke, Ontario
Valentine's Day celebration.
7:00 to 9:15 pm. (2 sets-20 minute break between sets).
Parking at the rear of the hydro substation; the first driveway south
of the church.
north of the Hwy. 401 on the west side of Islington Ave.
[See their website].
2) Saturday, March 4, 2017:
Fidelity Chapter of the Eastern Star, 1100 Millwood Road (almost on
the corner of Overlea Blvd. and Millwood Road), East York (Leaside/Toronto),
Time: Setup prior to lunch, so arrive by 1:00 pm to 1:15 pm. Entrance
music and O Canada at 1:45 pm, then lunch, then our show from around 2:30
pm. One set for one hour and fifteen minutes.
Directions: Call Glen for your personal directions since there
are many paths to the Eastern Star. [See
Tuesday, April 25, 2017: Burlington Bapist Church, 2225
New St., Burlington, Ontario, L7R 1J2. Afternoon luncheon and entertainment
in the church sanctuary.
Time: Lunch at 12:00 p.m. including TBB members. Show begins immediately
after lunch (approx. 12:45 p.m.). One set lasting from one hour to one
and a quarter hours.
Parking: Directly behind the church, there are about fifteen parking
spots. There are also a few more spots between the church and the Funeral
Home at the corner of New St. and Drury Lane. If they're full, you can
use the north parking lot of the Funeral Home. And finally, there is street
parking on Bridgeman Ave. which runs adjacent to the west side of the
Directions: From Toronto: Take the QEW west to Guelph Line. Take
the Guelph Line exit and remain in the left lane for the exit. Turn left
and travel south for 2.15 km. to New St. Turn right onto New St. and travel
west for 0.85 km. to the church which will be on your right hand side.
April 27 through Saturday, April 29, 2017: North American International
Banjo Convention, Dearborn, Michigan at the Double Tree Hotel.
Monday, May 15, 2017: 150th Anniversary for CIBC and Canada.
1 City Centre Dr., Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M2. (Adjacent to
Square One Shopping Mall on the east side of the Mall the the CIBC offices).
Food and drink available for TBB members.
Time: 11AM to 1:30PM, 3 sets of 45 minutes each with intervening 15
Parking: Information to come.
Directions: From the QEW coming from either the east or
west, take the Hurontario St. exit. Coming from the west, the sign will
also show South Service Road. Coming from the east, turn right and travel
north for 4.2 km. to Robert Speck Parkway. Coming from the west, turn
left and travel north for 4.2 km. to Robert Speck Parkway which is the
entrance to Square One. Ensure that you're in the left lane by the time
you get to Robert Speck Parkway. You will recognize it since the CIBC
building has a series of CIBC sign boards just above the first floor of
the building. Turn left traveling approximately one hundred metres to
the first stoplight which is City Centre Dr. Turn right traveling north
to the first driveway on your right. As you enter the driveway, (marked
with stone walls on each side) make an immediate left turn into the main
(north) parking lot. There are machines for paid parking but I'm not sure
if they take credit cards or if you receive a ticket and pay as you exit.
I will try to have the method of payment clarified before Monday. Also
note, you will be reimbursed for your parking but I will require your
receipt for payment at the next rehearsal.,
At this point, you should see
two white tents to your right. We will be playing in one of them so try
to park as closely as possible to them but not in spots closest to the
building. Those spots should be shown as reserved for CIBC staff.
From Hwy. 403, exit at
the Hurontario exit. Coming from the east, turn left traveling south on
Hurontario; from the west, turn right traveling south as well. Within
a very short distance, you'll see the Robert Speck Parkway sign. Turn
right and then follow the directions provided for the QEW into the parking
May 28, 2017: Toronto
Banjo Band event.
Saturday, June 10, 2017: The Yonge-Lawrence Village BIA,
Village Day. At our old spot at the Scotiabank, 3169 Yonge Street,
Toronto, Ontario, M4N 2K9. Back to Summer Uniforms starting with this
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Performance: 3 sets of 45 minutes each.
Parking: Yonge St. or side streets.
Directions: On the east side of Yonge Street, one and a half blocks
north of Lawrence Avenue East. [See
8) Friday, June
30, 2017: Parkview Village, 12184
Ninth Line, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 3N6.
Time: 1:30 pm. One set for one hour to
one hour and fifteen minutes.
Parking: Adjacent to auditorium building.
Directions: Take Hwy. 404 north to Exit
14, Stouffville Road, Stouffville. Travel east 11.75 km. to the Ninth
Line in the heart of Stouffville. Turn right travelling south on Ninth
Line one block. Turn right into the Parkview Village complex and drive
straight ahead to the circle and parking in front of the auditorium building.
Location for show: the auditorium entering from east parking lot. [See
9) Wednesday, July 19, 2017:
Christie Gardens, 600 Melita Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M6G 3Z4.
Time: 2:30 p.m.
to 3:30 p.m. One set of one hour.
Parking: See directions below.
Directions: From the west traveling east on Hwy. 401, ensure
that you're in the collector lanes after passing Dixon Road. Take the
Weston Road exit and turn right travelling south-east on Weston Road for
7.25 k.m. to St. Clair Ave. West. Turn left travelling east on St. Clair
(under the train trestle) one block to Old Weston Road. (do not confuse
Old Weston Road with Weston Road as they are separate streets) Turn right
and travel south one block to Davenport Road. Turn left and travel east
for 3.25 k.m. to Christie St. Turn right and travel south 0.25 k.m. to
Christie Gardens which will be on your right. As you approach the complex,
(not the first condo building but the second one) you will notice a ramp
that begins on almost the corner of Christie and Lambertlodge Road. Take
the ramp down to the east doors to drop off equipment if necessary. Then
exit the ramp and just a few yards south, you will see a block wall with
sunflowers and leaves painted on it on your left. Turn left into that
driveway and within a few yards, turn right into the parking area.
Now, you can park on the streets around Christie Gardens but finding a
spot may be limited. If you don't need to drop off equipment, when you
travel south from Davenport Road, the parking lot I just described will
be on your left. Follow the same directions as previously described regarding
the sunflower and leaves on the wall.
From the east traveling west
on Hwy. 401, ensure that you're in the collector lanes as you approach
Avenue Road. There is an exit from express to collector lanes just after
Yonge St. But you will have to work your way over to the right quickly
to exit at Avenue Road. Take the Avenue Road exit, turn left traveling
south for 2.4 k.m. to Lawrence Ave. West. Turn right traveling west for
1.2 k.m. to Bathurst St. Turn left traveling south on Bathurst St. for
4.1 k.m. to St. Clair Ave. West. Turn right traveling west for 0.6 k.m.
to Christie St. Turn left onto Christie St. and travel south for 1.0 k.m.
to Christie Gardens on your right. Dropping off equipment and parking
are the same as from Hwy. 401 west previously described.
It should be noted that there
are many ways to get from Hwy. 401 to Christie Gardens. But be aware that
all major intersections on Eglinton Ave West are under construction for
the new Metro Linx light rail transit. So give yourself plenty of time
to get to the complex.
If you're coming from the Gardiner
Expressway or Lakeshore Blvd, contact Glen for directions. [See
Tuesday, July 25, 2017: Kingsway Arms, 145 Murray Dr., Aurora, ON,
L4G 2C7. BBQ luncheon (outside adjacent to patio area, weather permitting).
TBB members can partake of the BBQ.
Time: 12 noon
to 1:15 pm (could be from one hour to one hour and a half). One set.
Parking: Parking is available on the south side of the complex.
Directions: From Toronto or east of Toronto, take Hwy #
404 north to Aurora. Exist at the "40 - Bloomington Road" exit.
Turn left onto Bloomington Road traveling west to Yonge St. (5.75 km)
Turn right onto Yonge St. and travel north to Murray Dr. which will be
on your left hand side. (3.75 km) Note that there is a Canadian Tire gas
bar on the north-east corner at Murray and Yonge. Turn left travelling
west on Murray Drive to the Kingsway Arms Retirement Centre at 145 Murray
Dr. which will be on your left hand side of Murray Dr. Note that Murray
Drive travels west and then gradually curves to the north. Parking is
available on the south side of the complex.
From Toronto west or west of Toronto, take Hwy # 401 to Hwy # 400
north. Exit at the the "King Road, Nobleton, King City exit. Turn
right onto King Road and travel east to Bathurst St. (7.0 km) Note; watch
your speed going through King City which if 50 km/hour and often radared.
Travel north to Bloomington Road. (2.0 km) Travel east Yonge St. (2.2
km.) Turn left travelling north on Yonge St. At this point, follow the
instructions as shown from Toronto to 145 Murray Dr.. [See
11) Friday, July 28, 2017:
Evergreen Retirement Community, 820 Scollard Court, Mississauga, ON
Time: 2:00 p.m.
to 3:00 p.m. (or slightly longer). One set.
Parking: Visitor parking adjacent to building or parking lot approximately
fifty metres north of the main entrance. Note: you must enter the
parking area travelling south on Mavis Rd. There is no left turn traveling
north into the complex as there is a boulevard between the north and southbound
Directions: Almost on the corner of Mavis and Eglinton Ave. West,
Mississauga. Since we've played there numerous times in the past, directions
should not be necessary. If anyone requires directions, contact Glen.
August 9, 2017: Caledon Women's Probus Club, Luncheon
at the Caledon Golf and Country Club, 2121 Olde Baseline Road, Caledon,
Ontario, L7C 0K7.
Time: 10:00 am. One set for one hour
to one hour and fifteen minutes.
Parking: At club.
Directions: Take Hwy. 401 to Hwy. 410
from either east or west of Mississauga. Note that you must be in the
collector lanes early as there are no exits from the express lanes from
Hwy. 401 to Hwy. 410. Travel north on Hwy. 410 until it automatically
becomes Hwy. 10 still traveling north. From the point where Hwy. 410 becomes
Hwy. 10, travel north 9 km. to Olde Base Line Road. Turn left traveling
west for 2.4 km to the entrance (on your left) to the Caledon Golf and
Country Club. [See
13) Sunday, August
13, 2017: Sunnybrook Veterans' Luncheon, Aurora
Legion, 89 Industrial Parkway North, Aurora, ON L4G 4C4.
Time: 11:30 a.m. (dependent upon bag
pipe band's timing - the TBB may play prior to the bag pipe band playing
while the veterans are brought into the main hall). Number of sets - likely
Length of each set - varied.
(Note: lunch will be served between sets)
Parking: Plenty of parking at the rear
of the RCN hall. Use rear doorway.
Directions: Travel north on Hwy. #404
to exit 15; Wellington St. East and Aurora Road. Turn left from the exit
travelling west for approximately 4.25 km to Industrial Parkway North.
Turn right and travel north 0.5 km. The Legion is on your right-hand side. [See
Thursday, September 14, 2017: Salvation Army Conference Centre, 1890
Metro Road North, Jackson's Point, Ontario, L0E 1L0. Senior's Entertainment.
Time: 7:00 pm. One set for one hour to
one hour and fifteen minutes.
Parking: At Conference Centre, see Directions
Directions: Travel north on Hwy 404 until
it ends at Ravenshoe Road. Turn left onto Woodbine Avenue (Hwy 8) traveling
north. You will pass through the Town of Keswick but as you leave the
town, Woodbine Avenue will eventually curve to the right and become (Hwy
8A) Baseline Road. Travel east on Baseline Road for just under 4 km (the
York Regional Police station will be on your right at the 3.5 km. mark)
to Kennedy Road. Turn left onto Kennedy Road and travel north for 2.25
km. to Metro Road North. Turn right onto Metro Road North and travel east
for another 2.25 km. to the Salvation Army Conference Centre. There will
be a sign on your left stating, "Welcome to the Salvation Army Jackson
Point's Conference Centre." Travel north on the driveway and as you
approach the Conference building, you'll have to turn left to a handful
of limited parking spaces. You may have to park on one of the side streets
adjacent to that parking area. The entrance to the building is at the
very west end of the Centre. [See
15) Thursday, September
21, 2017: Woodhall Park - ALC (Specialty Care), 10260 Kennedy Road
North, Brampton, Ontario, L6Z 4N7. Basement party room in the north building.
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm. One set, one hour.
Parking: There are two buildings on the site, with the main entrance
driveway midway between the two buildings.
The assisted living building where we will perform is the building on
your right or on the North Side of the site. Turn right for the preferred
parking and front entrance, alternately you can conveniently park anywhere
on the lot by either building. The building to the south is the retirement
Overflow parking, if unexpectedly necessary, would be at the church directly
across Kennedy Road.
Directions: From either Hwy. 401 east or west, take Hwy 410 north
to Brampton. From either direction, ensure that you are in the collector
lanes to access Hwy 410. Travel north on Hwy 410 for 13 km to the Bovaird
Drive exit. Take the exit and turn left heading west on Bovaird Dr. for
1.4 km. Turn right on Kennedy Road North and travel north 0.6 km. Woodhall
Park ALC will be on your left. There should be plenty of parking in the
complex comprised of two buildings. [See