Bloomsday 2016 - Photography by Ruth Medjber

The Great Unveiling; On Saturday, October 13th @11 am the official unveiling of four newly-named laneways, in commemoration of BLOOM ON THE BEACH – an odyssey that has taken place in Toronto’s eastern beachfront community every ‘Bloomsday’ since 1992 – an annual pilgrimage which happens in cities worldwide with recitations and music paying tribute to James Joyce’s literary masterpiece Ulysses.
In 2016 Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon was instrumental in establishing Peggy Delaney Way in the Beach(es). This year, due to the initiative of Peggy’s son, Rory O’Shea, and the councillor’s political savvy, the city ratified the naming of four adjacent laneways –
(extending eastwards off Peggy Delaney Way from Leuty Ave to Glen Manor Drive)
Councillor McMahon will attend the official unveiling ceremony. His Excellency, Jim Kelly, the Irish Ambassador to Canada, has been invited as guest of honour.
These themed laneways will be a permanent reminder of how, on June 16th for the past 26 years, the Beach(es) has transformed into early 20th century Dublin for the day – and how this tradition has left its cultural mark on this waterfront community for more than a quarter century.
10.30 am: Meet at Peggy Delaney Way mural (one block south of Queen at Lee Ave)
11.00 am: The Great Unveiling ceremony and reveal
12 noon: Reception & entertainment at GASTRO PUB, 1987 Queen E (west of Kew Gardens)
Come join us for this grand event as we celebrate like it’s 1904!
For further information contact Mary Durkan: