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Times indicated below are start/show times.

If further information is required, please contact Gig Manager Glen.  

 

 

2023 - Shows & Activities

1) Thursday, March 16, 2023: Etobicoke Probus Club at the Weston Golf and Country Club, 50 St. Phillips Road, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9P 2N5.. Entertainment event by the Toronto Banjo Band.
Time: Be ready to play before 10:00 am. We play for 45 to 50 minutes.

Parking: Club parking lot.
Directions: [Google Map]. Located about 2 kms.south of Hwy 401 and just west of Weston Road.

Weston Golf and Country Club grounds. Note large parking lot.

2) Sunday, March 26, 2023: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 266/046 (where we practise) an Easter Show for the Sunnybrook K Wing Veterans. Includes a lunch for guests and the band. Regretfully this show has been CANCELLED again.
Time: The Vets could be arriving as early as 11:30 am so be ready to play at that time.
The band will play again after the lunch until the Vets depart by bus back to Sunnybrook Hospital.
Parking: local parking including the Legion parking lot.
Directions: [Google Map]. [Google Map]

3) Tuesday, May 23, 2023: Probus Club of Kingsway Islington at the Lambton Golf and Country Club, 100 Scarlett Road, Toronto, M6N 4K2.
Time: 10 am.

Parking: Club parking lot.
Directions: [Google Map].

Lambton Golf and Country Club. Parking.

4) Saturday, June 10, 2023: Yonge Lawrence Business Improvement Association 'Village Day'. At the Shoppers Drug Mart, 3366 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 2M7.
Dress Code: Short-sleeved red shirts, no tie, white pants and white shoes if possible. Black underclothes under the white pants is not a good look.
Time: 10:00 am start through until 2:00 pm.

Parking: Meter parking on Yonge Street, and city Green P parking lots adjacent to Yonge Street.
Directions: Between St. Germain Ave, and Melrose on the west side of Yonge.  BIA Poster [See their website]. Where we are on Yonge Street BIA Map. Plot your route [Google Map].

Red Asterisk marks the spot we will be playing in.

5) Saturday, July 1, 2023: Canada Day entertainment at the Marsh Street Centre, 187 Marsh Street, Clarksburg, Ontario N0H 1J0. Weather permitting we will be playing outdoors at thelr licensed outdoor patio. The Toronto Banjo Band and the Blue Water Jazz Collective will alternate sets in the afternoon.
Time: Approximately 12 pm to 4 pm or so with our first set starting at 1 pm.. The Bluewater Jazz Collective will be starting at 12 pm.

Parking: Local..
Directions: [Google Map].

Clarksburg and the Marsh Street Centre (red pointer in centre of picture).

6) Friday, August 25, 2023: Kingsway Place Retirement Residence (formerly known as the Kingsway Arms), 145 Murray Drive, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 2C7. If weather is conducive, we may play outside. That noted, if we do, we will be under two tents.
Time: 2:15 pm for one hour.

Parking: Visitor's parking at the residence.
Directions: [Google Map]. Assuming that you'll be coming north on Yonge St. into Aurora, travel north from the railroad underpass in the south end of the town for one half a kilometre to Murray Dr. on your left. Turn left on Murray Dr. Travel west and Kingsway Place will be on your left.

Kingsway Place Retirement Residence showing parking.

7) Wednesday, September 27, 2023: Christie Gardens Apartments and Care, 600 Melita Crescent, Toronto, ON M6G 3Z4. Main auditorium on the lower floor. This is at the same level as the Concierge Entrance.
Time: Showtime is 2:30 pm. The band will be playing for an hour, perhaps more if requested.

Parking: It should be noted that parking in the visitor area parking lot has always been a problem. On the east and opposite side of Christie Street adjacent to the north side of the railway tracks is Visitor/Employee parking. There is a short dirt road that takes you into that unpaved parking lot. There is always plenty of parking there. For those of us that have equipment to drop off, there is a concierge entrance on the east side of Christie Gardens. Just go down the ramp beginning at the north end of the building on Christie Street (east side of the complex) and this will take you to the concierge doors in the lower level where the recreation room is located..
Directions:]. [Google Map]

Parking in the Visitor/Employee Lot across Christie Street from Christie Gardens.

The Consierge Entrance down the ramp from Christie Street and across the street from the Visitor/Employee Parking.

8) Saturday, September 30, 2023: Markham Fair, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham, Ontario L3P 3J3. In the Entertainment Tent, see map below.
Uniforms: Full dress band uniforms for this show. Long sleeve red band shirt, long black pants, white tie. Maybe a jacket and hat depending on the weather.
Time: Two sets: 1:30 pm and again at 4:00 pm..

Parking: Parking lot on Fair grounds..
Directions: [Google Map].

Layout of the Markham Fair Grounds. Entertainment tent is north of the blue tractor.

 

9) Sunday, December 3, 2023: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 266/046 (where we practise) a Christmas/Regular Show for the Sunnybrook K Wing Veterans. Includes a turkey dinner for guests and the band.
Time: 11:00 am. K Wing Sunnybrook veterans arrive.

11:00 am to 11:15 am. TBB starts playing.
12:00 pm. Lunch is served to veterans and TBB.
12:45 pm. When lunch over, TBB plays while veterans board the buses.
Parking: local parking including the Legion parking lot.
Directions: [Google Map].

10) Tuesday, December 12, 2023: Kingsway Place Retirement Residence (formerly known as the Kingsway Arms), 145 Murray Drive, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 2C7. Christmas show. This show has now been CANCELLED due to a Covid 19 presence at the residence.
Time: 2:15 pm for one hour.

Parking: Visitor's parking at the residence.
Directions: [Google Map]. Assuming that you'll be coming north on Yonge St. into Aurora, travel north from the railroad underpass in the south end of the town for one half a kilometre to Murray Dr. on your left. Turn left on Murray Dr. Travel west and Kingsway Place will be on your left.

Kingsway Place Retirement Residence showing parking.

2024 - Shows & Activities

1) Friday, March 22, 2024: West Park Healthcare Centre, 82 Buttonwood Avenue, York, Ontario M6M2J5. Afternoon Entertainment.
Time: 2:30 pm for one hour. POSTPONED DUE TO IMPENDING SNOW STORM.
Parking: The parking lot in front of the Main Building, Long-Term Care Centre and the Ruddy Building are reserved primarily for visitors and patients who are not staying overnight.

Directions: [Google Map]. Traveling from either the east or west on the 401, (note, you must be in the collector lanes) take the Hwy. 400/Black Creek Drive exit. Once on the Black Creek exit, stay to the right until the first light which is Jane St. Turn right and travel south on Jane St. for approximately 1.5 miles to Emmett Ave. Note that Emmett Ave. is the first street south of Weston Road and the first stop light also south of Weston Road. At Emmett Ave. you should see a sign with an arrow stating West Park Health Centre. Turn right at the stop light onto Emmett Ave. and travel west to the first stop sign at Verona Ave. Follow the signs on Verona Ave. to Buttonwood Ave.. Then turn left traveling west and you should see the visitor lot on the right. One other thing of which to be aware, there is a lot of construction on Buttonwood Ave. near West Park Health Care Centre.

Property Site Map showing construction areas.

West Park Healthcare Centre. Property Site Map above shows the Main Entrance.

2) Monday, April 22, 2024. Hearthstone By the Bay. 3 Marine Parade Drive, Etobicoke, ON, M8V 3Z5. An Afternoon Entertainment.
Time: 3:00 pm for one hour.

Parking: There is underground visitors parking and there is on-street parking as well.
Directions: [Google Map].

Hearthstone By the Bay (upper left building).

Driveway at Hearthstone By the Bay.

3) Friday, April 26, 2024: Kingsway Place Retirement Residence (formerly known as the Kingsway Arms), 145 Murray Drive, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 2C7.
Time: 2:30 pm for one hour.

Parking: Visitor's parking at the residence.
Directions: [Google Map]. Assuming that you'll be coming north on Yonge St. into Aurora, travel north from the railroad underpass in the south end of the town for one half a kilometre to Murray Dr. on your left. Turn left on Murray Dr. Travel west and Kingsway Place will be on your left.

Kingsway Place Retirement Residence showing parking.

4) Saturday, May 11, 2024. Sunnybrook Hospital K-Wing, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5. A show for the Veterans and their families at their K-Wing.
Time: 2:00 pm for one hour.

Parking: Parking in the central parking lot at the east end (closest to K-Wing). Parking chits will be handed out at the show to cover parking fee when leaving the parking lot.
Directions: [Google Map].

Sunnybrook Hospital parking (easiest access to K-Wing Entrance on lower level)

Entrance to K-Wing. Once inside work your way east to K-Wing and performance hall.

5) Monday, July 1, 2024 CANADA DAY. Kingsway Place Retirement Residence (formerly known as the Kingsway Arms), 145 Murray Drive, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 2C7.
Time: 2:30 pm for one hour.

Parking: Visitor's parking at the residence.
Directions: [Google Map]. Assuming that you'll be coming north on Yonge St. into Aurora, travel north from the railroad underpass in the south end of the town for one half a kilometre to Murray Dr. on your left. Turn left on Murray Dr. Travel west and Kingsway Place will be on your left.

Kingsway Place Retirement Residence showing parking.