September 2019

Michaelmas and Autumn Events around the Thornhill Anthroposophical Campus for 2019


Friday Sept. 27 reading of  Michaelmas Imagination by Rudolf Steiner, read by Mark McAlister, 7:00 pm in Foundation Room upstairs in Hesperus East, 1 Hesperus Rd. Thornhill, L4J 0G9.

Sunday Sept 29, 9:30 am, Michaelmas Festival for Families at the Christian Community. All Welcome. At the Christian Community church, 901 Rutherford Rd., Thornhill.

Sunday Sept 29, 1:00 pm opening day of the Seminary of the Christian Community in North America. Join us as we introduce the students and the curriculum to our congregation and wider community. All welcome. At the Christian Community church, 901 Rutherford Rd.

Sunday Sept. 29, 5:30 pm Community Meal in Dining Room at Hesperus. Join Hesperus residents and priest seminarians for a Michaelmas Community Supper, with dragon bread and harvest soup. (Please bring your favorite jam or marmalade of the summer to share and donations are always welcome).  Michaelic singing after meal. At Hesperus, 1 Hesperus Rd, Thornhill, L4J 0G9.


Tues. Oct. 1 Michaelmas Community Symposium An evening gathering, ‘How is cosmic Michaelic thinking reflected in our life together and in our work, towards meeting the world needs?‘ Keynote address by Dr. Kenneth McAlister, followed by conversation, including members from our campus initiatives. 7:00 pm in the Seminar room at Hesperus.

Saturday Oct. 5 Film Screening: Angst: Raising Awareness around Anxiety, 7:30 pm in the TWS Music Room,
presented by Toronto Waldorf School.

Tuesday October 8th, 7 pm, free introductory talk for Foundation Studies, at the Halton Waldorf School.

Thursday Oct. 17, Awakening the Gifted Heart: Overcoming Meaninglessness, Burnout and Untruthfulness, with the Rev. Jonah Evans. See poster at end of this blog post.

Tuesday. Oct. 22nd TWS High School Information Evening at 7:30 pm in the Toronto Waldorf School forum.

Sunday October 27, 3:00 pm Come help Celebrate 100 Years of Waldorf Education with the Toronto Waldorf School and the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto, in the TWS Music Room. 9100 Bathurst St., Thornhill. See poster below.


Friday Nov. 1, 3 pm, Classical Concert in celebration of Elisabeth Chomko’s 70th birthday. Music performed by Annemarie Kopp (flute) and Elisabeth Chomko (piano), followed by refreshments. at Hesperus, in the atrium by the piano.

Sunday, Nov. 3, Craft sale and Fundraiser at Hesperus 1:30 to 6 pm in the Seminar Room. For details check poster closer to the event. 

Friday and Saturday November 8, 9 Waldorf Development Conference at the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto. This year’s theme is “Education for Balance and Resilience”. For teachers, parents, or anyone who’s interested in deepening their understanding of Waldorf education. Details at:

Mon-Fri November 18-22, The New Revelation of Christ: The Second Coming and the Lord of Karma, open course at the Seminary of the Christian Community, with Revs Patrick Kennedy and Jonah Evans. All welcome. To register contact Janice at
901 Rutherford Rd., Thornhill.

Thursday Nov. 21, Breaking the Spell: Metamorphosing Science’s Core Paradigm with Dr. Kenneth McAlister. Downtown at the U of T, sponsored by the Toronto Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. Details on poster at bottom of this blog post.

FRIDAY Nov. 22 TWS High School Wings of the Arts performance
evening, at 7:30 pm in the Toronto Waldorf School forum.

Saturday Nov. 30th 2:30 pm, Café Concert ~ Opus Undone Fall Concert, Hesperus. Dvorak Quintet for piano among others. By donation, a portion of the proceeds will support Hesperus

Saturday November 30th, 10:30 am to 4 pm, Advent Fair, for children and the whole family, at the Christian Community, 901 Rutherford Rd. Includes classical music concert at 3 pm with former TSO cellist William Findlay.

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