This page will list the social events planned throughout the three-day Royal. Please visit this page regularly for updates.

Bus Trip to Iconic St. Jacobs Village and popular Farmers’ Market

The Village of St. Jacobs is a beloved destination steeped in history and set in a charming location along the Conestoga River.
It’s a community known for originality and its dozens of independent, one-of-a-kind shops. St. Jacobs is renowned among savvy shoppers as a place that blends the pleasures of a pastoral setting with a remarkable shopping experience! Located an hour outside of Toronto, the nearby countryside is home to many local farmers and crafters who bring their products to the iconic farmers’ market. Since 1975, visitors have enjoyed St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market where over 300 vendors gather each week inside three main buildings and in an outdoor area that swells as the growing season progresses. Waterloo Region is still home to the largest population of Old Order Mennonites in Canada, particularly in the areas around St Jacobs and Elmira. They are often seen on the local roads using their traditional horse and buggy transportation; many also use horses to pull the implements in their farm fields. The Conestogo River, which powered the village’s original mills by the 1850s, runs through the village. At the time of the 2016 Census, St. Jacobs had a growing population of 1,988 people.

Show organizers have arranged for a guided bus tour of St. Jacobs on Saturday, June 22, leaving directly from the Hilton hotel.

This special day-trip is being offered through Tico # 2966080.

The itinerary includes:

9:30 a.m. pickup at the Hilton Mississauga
10:45-12:30 Free time at St. Jacobs Farmers Market
12:45-2:00 Buffet lunch at Stone Crock Restaurant, St. Jacobs
2:00-3:00 Free time in the village of St. Jacobs
3:00-4:00 Guided bus tour of Mennonite Country with local tour guide, visit to Kissing Bridge and a Mennonite General Store
5:00 Drop off at Hilton Mississauga
Price: $99 per person including all taxes and tips.

Please note a minimum of 40 people are required for this trip. To book, simply include payment with your registration form.

We can accept walkers but please note the buses are not equipped for wheelchairs and for safety reasons, each passenger must be able to get on and off the bus unaided in the event of an emergency.

If you have any questions, please email coordinator Wendi Trauzzi  here


Visit the Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library while attending the Royal

The Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library at the Vincent Graves Philatelic Research Foundation extends an invitation to all attendees of ROYAL *2019* ROYALE to spend a day with us!

The Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library  at the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation aims to support the work of the Greene Foundation and philately in Canada by:

  • providing a comprehensive collection of items relating to British North American and Canadian philately;
  • providing an up-to-date collection of items relating to expertizing, frauds and forgeries;
  • supporting the basic needs of the Canadian philatelic community with definitive works on important collecting areas and the most recent general catalogues.

The HSPL is noted for:

  • the best B.N.A. reference collection in the world
  • a significant collection of early Canadian philatelic journals in OCR searchable format
  • a comprehensive collection of Canadian auction catalogues*
  • historical runs of selected auction catalogues
  • research collections from important Canadian philatelists
  • historical collection of prospectus for International and Canadian stamp exhibitions

Our reference librarian, Kathy Hartley says:

Let me give you some more examples of why you might want to visit our library: Be welcomed. Feel at ease. Share what you know. Hear what others have to say. Exchange information, or items. Make plans. Make bigger plans. Discuss. Collaborate.. Browse the latest magazines or journals. Know what book you require and pull it off the shelf. Take it home. Ask for help. Question. Watch excitement happen. Be a part of an incredible thing.

So while attending the popular Royal *2019* Royale, take time to  spend a day with us! Book a day ahead of or following the convention and use the GO bus, with the stop conveniently located directly across the street from the hotel, to travel in to Toronto. From its terminus at either the Union or York Mills subway station, we’re just a few stops away at Summerhill.

Contact for more info.

We are looking forward to your visit!!!


The President’s Reception:  (Ticketed Event)  will be held at the hotel, Saturday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 (time tentative).

The Popular Awards Banquet:  (Ticketed Event)  Will be held at the hotel immediately following the banquet.

More details will be provided closer to the event.










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