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2017 - Shows & Activities

1) Saturday, February 11, 2017: Rexdale Presbyterian Church - Highway Terrace Seniors, 2314 Islington Ave., Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 5W9.  Valentine's Day celebration.
Time: 7:00 to 9:15 pm. (2 sets-20 minute break between sets).
Parking: Parking at the rear of the hydro substation; the first driveway south of the church.
Directions: Just 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), Ontario.
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.
Parking: TBA.
Directions: Call Glen for your personal directions since there are many paths to the Eastern Star. [See their website].

3) 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 church.
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. [See their website].

4) Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29, 2017: North American International Banjo Convention, Dearborn, Michigan at the Double Tree Hotel.
Directions: [See their website].
  

5) 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 minute breaks.
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.
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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 lot. [See their website].

6) Sunday, May 28, 2017: Toronto Banjo Band event.   

7) 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 gig.
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 their website].

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 their website].

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 their website].

10) 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 their website].

11) Friday, July 28, 2017: Evergreen Retirement Community, 820 Scollard Court, Mississauga, ON L5V 0A1.
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 lanes.
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. [See their website].

12) Wednesday, 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: From either Hwy. 401 east or west, ensure that you're in the collector lanes well before you come to Hwy. 410 north in Mississauga. Take 410 north and at the very north end of Brampton, the highway will make a long sweeping curve to the left and then within a kilometre, another long sweeping turn back to the right. Also note that the speed limit drops from 100 km./hour to 80 km./hour. This stretch north often has radar so I'd suggest no more than 90 km./hour. At this point, Hwy. 410 and Hwy. 10/Hurontario St. blend together. Continue on Hwy. 10/Hurontario St. north to Olde Base Line. This stretch will take approx. fifteen minutes of travel time. Turn left at Olde Base Line traveling west for approximately one km to Mclaughlin Rd. This intersection has a four-way stop. Continue straight through on Olde Base Line and within about one hundred metres, you will see one of the golf course's fairways on your left. Then within about two hundred and fifty metres, you'll cross a set of train tracks. Within about two hundred metres after the tracks, the entrance to the golf course will be on your left. Note that it's extremely bushy in this area and the entrance is not all that well marked. The entrance (on your left) will be a large stone with a green "Caledon" logo on it. Hopefully you can park in the upper lot close to the clubhouse itself.   [See their website].

13) Sunday, August 13, 2017: Sunnybrook Veterans' Luncheon, Aurora Legion, 89 Industrial Parkway North, Aurora, ON L4G 4C4.
Time: 11:30 a.m. until noon. Lunch for the band along with the veterans. One more set fitted in with the pipe and drum band somehow.
Parking: Plenty of parking at the rear of the RCL 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 their website].

14) 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 below.
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 their website].

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 home.
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 their website].

16) Saturday, September 30, 2017: Markham Fair. At the fairgrounds in Markham,10801 McCowan Road, Markham, Ontario, L3P 3J3. In the Entertainment Tent on Horse Drive. Back to Winter Uniforms: Black pants, long sleeved TBB shirts, white tie, black shoes.
Time: First set at 2:30 pm, second set at 4:00 pm. To be confirmed.
Parking: In the north-east parking lot by Main Entrance. Access parking lot by turning east off McCowan along the roadway that runs along the north side of fairgrounds. This large north-east parking lot is adjacent to the Main Entrance for fairgoers.
Directions: Directions to the fairgrounds. [See their website]. We will be in the Entertainment Tent. [See their website].

17) Monday, October 16, 2017: Retired Teachers Organization of Peel in Mississauga/Brampton. Annual Meeting at The Capitol Banquet Centre, 6435 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 1X4.
Time:11:15 am to 12:15 pm. One set, one hour.
Parking: At the banquet centre.
Directions: From either Hwy 401 east or west, take the Dixie Road exit. Coming from the east, turn right and travel north for 2.3 km. Coming from the west, turn left and travel north 2.4 km. The Banquet Centre will be on the east side of Dixie Road at Courtney Park. Also note, in order to access Dixie Road from Hwy 401, you MUST be in the collector lanes. [See their website].

2018 - Shows & Activities

1) February, 2018: Rexdale Presbyterian Church - Highway Terrace Seniors, 2314 Islington Ave., Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 5W9.  Valentine's Day celebration.
Time: Date and time to be arranged.
Parking: Parking at the rear of the hydro substation; the first driveway south of the church.
Directions: Just north of the Hwy. 401 on the west side of Islington Ave.  [See their website].

2) Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28, 2018: North American International Banjo Convention, Dearborn, Michigan at the Double Tree Hotel.
Directions: [See their website].
  

3) August, 2018: Sunnybrook Veterans' Luncheon, Aurora Legion, 89 Industrial Parkway North, Aurora, ON L4G 4C4.
Time: Date and time to be arranged.
Parking: Plenty of parking at the rear of the RCL 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 their website].