TPC meeting to highlight history of CPR

The Toronto Postcard Club (TPC) is slated to host an informative club meeting about the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) later this month.

Once known as the “world’s greatest travel system,” the CPR was incorporated in 1881 with the aim of building a trans-continental railway. By the 1930s, the CPR had become more than a mere railway, according to guest speaker Win Boyd (TPC member #920).

On Nov. 16, Boyd will lead attendees around the world on the CPR—from Liverpool, England on the “Empress of Britain,” to Saint John, N.B., then by train to Vancouver and finally across the Pacific on the “Empress of Japan.”

The meeting will be held at John McKenzie House on 34 Parkview Ave. in North York.


The TPC’s monthly meetings begin at 7 p.m. with the first half hour designated for discussions in deltiology and free coffee. Meetings may include a presentation of interest to historians and deltiologists alike or a show-and-tell exchange about a specific postcard topic. Visitors are welcome.

The TPC is one of only six postcard clubs in Canada, although deltiology clubs are plentiful in other countries around the world. All TPC members receive a 24-page magazine, Card Talk, three times a year. Card Talk contains club news, important postcard sales and events, and interesting articles about postcards from every corner of Canada (and beyond). For a summary of the contents of a recent edition of Card Talkvisit the club’s blog.

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