Venue: Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto.

Dates: July 24-26, 2009

Confirmed guests (in order of confirmation): David Fox (Clive Pettibone), James O’Regan (Constable Jeffries), Ian Clark (Simon Tremayne), Michael Mahonen (Gus Pike), Mike Matthews (auctioneer), Mag Ruffman (Olivia King Dale), John Welsman (composer), Marilyn Lightstone (Miss Stacy)

Registration rates:

Single Adult Rates
Per day rate: $25 USD/$27 CAD

Family Rates
Per day rate: $45 USD/$47 CAD

Brochure: Download (PDF; 620 KB / LAST UPDATED JULY 17)


Friday ~ Various Locations (SOLD OUT)
We will be touring various filming locations and LM Montgomery-related sites. Please meet in the Black Creek Pioneer Village parking lot no later than 8:45 AM, so we may leave to start the tour at 9:00 AM. Punctuality is crucial, given our tight schedule. We will have a bus available that takes 48 people; but a few cars will be coming along as well. The tour will conclude between 4:30 and 5 PM and we should be back at the BCPV parking lot between 5:30 and 6 PM depending on traffic.

Saturday ~ Black Creek Pioneer Village
Speakers will include James O’Regan, Mag Ruffman, composer John Welsman, Ian Clark, Michael Mahonen. Doors open at 9:30 AM; we will start at 10 AM. At noon, we will have an hour-long lunch break, during which time we encourage you to explore Black Creek Pioneer Village if at all possible. The day will end between 5 and 5:30 PM. Afterward, we will have a group dinner. Details about this will be sent to registered attendees.

Sunday ~ Black Creek Pioneer Village
Speakers include Marilyn Lightstone. We will have our charity auction with auctioneer Mike Matthews–the proceeds of which will benefit the Good Shepherd. Doors open at 9:30 AM; we will start at 10 AM. Again, we will have an hour-long lunch break starting at noon. We will end the day between 5 and 5:30 PM.

Please be back from lunch on time. Parking is free for attendees for the entire weekend!


Our venue, as always, is Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, located in the northwestern part of the city at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, near the intersection of Steeles Avenue and Jane Street. (Map via Google Maps)

Parking: You may park immediately outside the village at a rate of $6 CAD/car per day. However, free parking may be provided for AvCon attendees for the weekend. Please check this space again in the spring for more information.

How to get there

Public Transportation: Using public transportation is quick and convenient from the Finch subway station using the Steeles 60 West route, or from the Jane Station using the Jane 35 route. Call the Toronto Transit Commission at 416-393-4636 or visit

By Car: The Village is located one set of lights east of Jane Street, on the South side of Steeles Avenue (follow the Village signs). It is easily accessible from Highways 400, 401 and 407.

Train discount: We have a special train fare from VIA Rail Canada, so if you are travelling to Toronto by train, you can save some money.

VALID: July 22nd to July 29th, 2009
TERRITORY: Various cities throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return.
RESTRICTIONS: No stopovers allowed in VIA1 first class or Sleeper class, except one
stop on trains 001 and 002. Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers only.
DISCOUNT: 10% off best available fare in Comfort Class / VIA1 or Sleeper Class
IDENTIFICATION: Participants will reference the events VIA confirmation number 11499.

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