North York Historical Society

Established in 1960 in the Borough of North York, affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society, founding member of the Toronto Historical Society

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Meeting Location: the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street

Co-sponsored by the North York Historical Society & the Canadiana Dept., North York Central Library

Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.


Topic:                    Book - Historic Unionville – A Village in the City


Speaker:                George Duncan, Author, Architectural Historian and Senior Heritage

Planner, City of Markham

He is an architectural historian interested in the documentation of Ontario’s heritage buildings, local history and cultural landscapes. Over the past 28 years or so he has authored several books and numerous articles on local history, early buildings and issues around heritage conservation. His best-known work in print is York County Mouldings from Historic Interiors, originally published by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario in 2001, with a second edition published by Lee Valley Tools Ltd.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.


Topic:                    Book Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo


Speakers:               Barbara Dickson, Author

Historian, speaker, and author.  She discusses the historical record of Canada’s biggest WWII munitions plant employing over 21,000 citizens, predominantly women, who courageously worked with high explosives around the clock over its four year history. 

Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.


Topic:                                    History of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and

 some current initiatives recognizing their history.


Speaker:                Carolyn King, Cultural Awareness Consultant and Member of

                             the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

She is a long time economic and community developer, and lifetime volunteer.  Served as elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation 1997-1999.  Currently serves on boards of several community based organizations, such as New Credit Public Library, New Credit Cultural Committee, SONIC Inc., the Six Nations/New Credit Community Radio Station and the Ontario Historical Society.

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