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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Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (at Fairview Library see below)

EATON HALL: PRIDE OF KING TOWNSHIP; Kelly Matthews, author

In 1901, Florence McCrea married into one of the most prosperous families in the Dominion of Canada. Her husband, John Craig Eaton, was knighted fourteen years later. Not long after his death, Lady Eaton moved from Toronto to the 72-room, Norman-style chateau she had built on their King City property. She named it Eaton Hall. The estate fueled the local economy and community and supported the Canadian World War II effort. Rediscover an enchanting and bygone age with the life and history of Lady Eaton and her grand Eaton Hall.

Meeting Location for April 19th: Fairview Public Library, 35 Fairview Mall Drive (Don Mills Road & Sheppard Avenue) in Meeting Room #3, 4th Floor.

 

Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (Location to be advised)

DROP DEAD: A HORRIBLE HISTORY OF HANGING IN CANADA; Lorna Poplak, author.

From Confederation in 1867 until abolition of the death penalty in 1976, 704 people were hanged in Canada. Hear how trial, conviction and punishment operated then. Profiles of notable individuals: victims, murderers, judges, jurors, the wrongfully convicted - and the hangman.

Meeting Location for May 17th to be advised.

 

Meetings are co-sponsored by the North York Historical Society and the North York Central Library.

 

Ontario Historical Society

www.ontariohistoricalsociety.ca

Community-Sourced Public Art Piece at Bathurst & Serenac

Spire Stelae Documentation

http://nyhs.ca/CranbrookeSculptures.pdf

Toronto Historical Association (THA)

http://www.torontohistory.net/

Heritage Toronto

http://heritagetoronto.org/