Though the hall itself is now gone, the current location of Thymeless Bar is where the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and other black groups and organizations met after the hall was purchased by the Toronto division of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in the 1930s. UNIA president Marcus Garvey even visited on occasion and local jazz musicians like Archie Alleyne also used the hall.

Shawn Micallef

PlacesUNIA Hall — United Negro Improvement Association (355 College St.)