Event News

Connect with District 16 friends through one of our many activities

Oct 30, 2023

Heather Talbot is the Executive Member who liaises with our activity convenors. If you have an interest in being the host for a new activity, please contact her.

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RTOERO Toronto District 16 relies heavily on member volunteers to organize activities and events that may be of value to other members in retirement. There are many activities that may appeal to the varied interests of our members. Some functions take place at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church Parish Hall located on the north side of St. Clair West, east of Bathurst, at Tweedsmuir (near Loblaws). Street parking is limited. However, streetcar (St. Clair) and subway (Line 1) service is excellent.

NOTE: For updated activity listings/changes, please check our current Newsletter.

Art Friends:

An open, well-lit studio is available for those interested in sketching and painting. We provide plenty of support and good fellowship but no instruction. Members bring their own drawing and painting materials. We meet on the first Friday of the month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, except in July and August.
Convenor: Marie Lynch

Book Club – Non-Fiction:

The Non-Fiction Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Members of the group choose and present books. We have lively discussions on a range of formats from autobiographies to political, social and environmental topics.
Convenors: Norm Black and Beth Mills

Book Club – West End:

The West End Book Club meets via Zoom the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:30. Since starting to meet on Zoom, 15-25 members have been “attending”. We plan to meet on Zoom until we return to Holy Rosary. A reminder will be sent the week before we meet and the Zoom link the weekend before. We do not meet in July, August, and December.
Convenor: Steve Feldman

Bridge Club:

Join us on the first, second and fifth Tuesday of the month from September to June from 12.15 pm to 3.15 pm. Park free in front of the church hall until 4:00 pm, or use metered parking on the side street. Anyone familiar with the basic rules of bridge is welcomed. Tea is served.
For table arrangements, please email Tessie before attending.
Convenor: Tessie Leung

Cycling Club:

Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for a relaxing bicycle ride on the Humber Trail. If you enjoy the out-doors, getting some exercise and meeting new friends, then this club is for you! We will be meeting under the bridge at the Old Mill parking lot. Please supply your own bicycle and helmet.
Convenor: Norm Black

Downtown Coffee Club:

We meet just SE of the Yonge/Bloor subway station at 625 Church Street at The Croissant Tree on the corner of Church and Charles Street East on Wednesday at 1:30pm and Saturday mornings from about 10:30am to 12:00 noon. We try to make it easy for people who don’t live downtown, but would like to get in occasionally for coffee and conversation. Let us know if you’re coming for the first time so we can look out for you.
Convenors: John Stiver

Foodie Hot Spots:

Are you interested in exploring new dining establishments, regional cooking, and local neighbourhoods? Come along, bring your friends, and meet new ones.
Communal dining with individual bills.
Convenor: Yvonne Lee

High Park Walking Group:

High Park is a vast natural oasis and a true gem in Toronto. Its beautiful landscape, which includes a few ponds, its flora and fauna, are enjoyed all four seasons, offering a wonderful escape from our bustling city. Imagine cherry blossoms and tulips in Spring, all kinds of gardens and green spaces in summer, vividly colourful forests in Fall, peaceful snowy views in Winter.
We will meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am for a 90 minute walk, with the option to have lunch afterwards at the Grenadier Restaurant in the park. Contact Mara to be on the list to receive notifications.
Convenor: Mara Santarossa

Investment Club:

The Financial Group is now meeting in-person. Our meetings are the fourth Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm. Our purpose is to make us better financial consumers. We learn with and from each other, and we have presenters on any topic of interest.
Convenor: Lone Smith

Italian Group:

The Italian Group meets on ZOOM twice a month on Mondays at 1:00pm. New members with intermediate to advanced Italian speaking skills are most welcome. We look forward to in-person meetings for lunch or dessert al fresco once a month at outdoor patios in the city during the Spring and Summer.
Convenor: Mara Santarossa

La Belle Langue, French Group:

Si vous aimez parler en français entre amis, rejoignez-nous de 5h à 6h, le deuxième lundi de chaque mois, sauf en juillet et en août, à la salle paroissiale Holy Rosary. Si cela vous intéresse vous pouvez me joindre. À bientôt!
Convenor: Jackie Chartier

Monday Matinée Movie Club:

The Monday Movie group meets the fourth Monday of the month except December. We meet for an early matinée show at the Varsity Cinema, located in the ManuLife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West. After the movie the group gathers at Scaccia, a restaurant located at the bottom of the Centre, to chat about the movie and enjoy a beverage, snack or meal.
We notify the group via email, usually the Friday before, which movie has been chosen and its start time. If interested in joining us, please contact by email so that a reservation can be made at the restaurant.
Convenors: Steve Feldman (April, May, June, September, October) and Dale Vibert (January, February, March, July, August, November).

Super Tees Golf Group:

meets seasonally as arranged, typically from mid-April to October at Scarlett Woods Golf Course. All levels of players are welcome to join us. We socialize after the game. Come and join the fun. It’s a great exercise. More details in our Newsletter.
Convenor: Cindy Shore-Beauvais

Theatre Day Trips:

We arranged spring and fall trips to popular theatrical events at Shaw and Stratford festivals among other presentations. Details regarding events and registration are published in our Newsletter.
Convenor: Karen Sinclair


Attend these popular presentations on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm beginning in October at Holy Rosary. The schedule and topics for the professional-grade presentations are posted in our newsletter. There are always treats after the presentation. We average about 40 – 50 in attendance.
Convenors: Tom Menagh and Linda Johnson

2SLGBTQIA+ Social Club

The 2SLGBTQIA+ social club meets monthly to share our stories, meet new friends, and enjoy a few laughs in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Until we find a permanent home, please contact Michelle for the date, time, and location of our meetings.
Convenor: Michelle Blais
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