The latest edition of Fife and Drum, the quarterly journal produced by the Friends of Fort York, was recently released. Of interest to some Spacing readers will be the call for participation in the Fife and Drum volunteer editorial board. With a Fort focus but broad Canadian mandate that includes First Nations history to contemporary issues, if you have an interest in furthering these discussions this might a great outlet for you. If so, please drop firstname.lastname@example.org a note with your interests and qualifications.
You would be working with a group of committed historians and urbanists on articles like these ones, found in the current issue:
Toronto’s first historic plaques
Who maintains the Bathurst Bridge?
Thomas Kelly: A Drum Major at the Battle of York
The Terrace of Small Bow-Fronted Houses on Niagara Street
- Thoughts on Rail Deck Park
- How Jean Geeson Saw the Fort at the turn of the lasts century
- News on the Fort York bridge and Bentway progress
- and more
Fife & Drum lists upcoming events and recent goings-on at the fort, but it also has, since the Friends began publishing it in 1996, exhaustively researched essays and stories about the fort, Toronto and related history. I serve as volunteer director on the Friends of Fort York board, the volunteer advocacy organization that has helped look after the interests of City of Toronto’s premier museum site.