Supper Club talks St. Lawrence at Sept. 28 panel

The St. Lawrence Supper Club is repeating its popular St. Lawrence area discussion panel on Sept. 28 with three local speakers: councillor Pam McConnell, historian Bruce Bell and Al Smith, executive director of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Business Improvement Area.

McConnell is currently in her seventh term as city councillor. She also serves as deputy mayor, with the responsibility of leading Toronto’s poverty reduction strategy. She has taken on many of the hard jobs affecting the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood including revitalization of Regent Park and securing funding for the new $94-million North Market building.

In addition to his column in this newspaper, Bruce Bell is the official historian of St. Lawrence Hall and the St Lawrence Market. He is the Hockey Hall of Fame board of governors as Honourary Historian of the Hockey Hall of Fame Heritage Building, and the Honourary Historian of the famed Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

As executive director of the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Business Improvement Area (BIA), Smith works to increase area awareness, tourism, promotion, community engagement, streetscape, beautification, events and engaging with three levels of government.

The event takes place at the Hot House Restaurant (at the corner of Church and Front streets) and begins with socializing at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the speakers at 7 p.m. The cost is $30 cash at the door (which includes taxes and gratuities however drinks are extra).

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Posted On: September 01, 2015