Day 152 - Stormont Avenue
The Scandinavian-Canadian Club of Toronto was founded in 1935 by Ake Johnson and Leo Christensen. Ake was a Swede, married to a Dane and Leo was a Norwegian, married to a Finn. This was a perfect fit for the foundation of a Scandinavian club. Over the years the club has experienced many changes. Membership which for many years numbered over a thousand has in recent years decreased to about one hundred. The club's main task is to foster Scandinavian traditions by maintaining a feeling of belonging for people away from home. Bridge nights, folkdancing, dinners with menus from all Scandinavian countries, theatre outings, music evenings and art and crafts bazaars are organized. When the club moved to its, present location on 91 Stormont Avenue, its name was changed to Scandinavian-Canadian Club of Metropolitan Toronto. The clubhouse is a two-storey brick house, easily accessible by public transportation.