The North York Historical Society discovers, disseminates, and preserves historical information, protects heritage sites, and arouses interest in the unique past of North York (part of the City of Toronto).

EVENTS

Feb
26
Wed
2020
West Willowdale Neighbourhood Association 2020 Annual General Meeting @ Canterbury Place Retirement Residence
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
West Willowdale Neighbourhood Association 2020 Annual General Meeting @ Canterbury Place Retirement Residence
The West Willowdale Neighbourhood Association Board of Directors would like to invite its members and neighbours to the Annual General Meeting on February 26, 2020, at Canterbury Place Retirement Residence. Tentative Agenda: -Recap of the past year’s accomplishments -Projects going forward -Guest speaker -Voting any new Board members Light refreshments will be served.
Mar
18
Wed
2020
NYHS March 2020 Meeting @ North York Central Library, Room 2/3, 2nd floor (west side of atrium - use elevator outside library)
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
NYHS March 2020 Meeting @ North York Central Library, Room 2/3, 2nd floor (west side of atrium - use elevator outside library)
Amazing Canadian Women in History Lianne Harris, B.A., B.F.A(Ed), T.E.S.L. Lianne has been a history, culture and social studies resource specialist with the Toronto District School Board almost 20 years and has been the guest instructor and workshop leader for teachers across many boards in Southern Ontario. To date she has taught over 80,000 teachers and students (usually in authentic period clothing). In 2003, she was selected by W.O.M.A.D. as one of Toronto’s Women of Influence. Lianne is the author of many books including two medieval novels and non-fiction books on Bangladesh, India, great women in history, historical clothing and costuming, and world travel photography. She is a contributing author of the Canadian best seller business book, The Power of Women United. Pursuing her love of art, Lianne has been an exhibiting artist at the Royal Ontario Museum, Roy Thomson Hall, The IDA Gallery, and The Shaw Festival. Appearing on TV and interviewed many times on the radio, she has been the keynote presenter at many professional, academic and organization events.
Apr
15
Wed
2020
NYHS April 2020 Meeting @ North York Central Library, Room 1, 2nd floor (west side of atrium - use elevator outside library)
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
NYHS April 2020 Meeting @ North York Central Library, Room 1, 2nd floor (west side of atrium - use elevator outside library)
Memories of De Havilland Tom Nettleton BASc, Diploma of the College of Aeronautics Cranfield UK, P.Eng De Havilland was an iconic and economic superstar in North York industry. Tom Nettleton graduated from UofT in 1955 with a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering. He then completed his diploma at the College of Aeronautics in Cranfield, UK. Tom worked for De Havilland for over 40 years. Hear some of his memories of this iconic company.

LOCAL HISTORY ARTICLES

NEWS

Edith George with one of the largest and oldest oak trees in Toronto, located on Coral Gable Drive near Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue in North York

Help Save 250-Year-Old North York Tree

February 10, 2020

North Yorker Edith George is fundraising to saving a magnificent and historic red oak tree in North York’s Humbermede neighbourhood. Please have a look at… Read more

O'Sullivan's Hotel Plaque

New Historical Plaque for North York’s O’Sullivan’s Hotel Unveiled

July 30, 2019

On Saturday July 20, 2019, the North York Historical Society was proud to join Councillor Shelley Carroll and Heritage Toronto to unveil a new historical… Read more

NYHS director Marla Weingarten at the unveiling of new Heritage Toronto plaque, North York City Centre, May 4, 2019

NYHS Joins Heritage Toronto to Unveil New Historical Plaque for North York’s Golden Lion Hotel

May 4, 2019

On Saturday May 4, 2019, the North York Historical Society was proud to join Councillor John Filion and Heritage Toronto to unveil a new historical… Read more

LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES

Pioneering in North York by Patricia Hart

Books About North York History

Here are some North York history books to explore. Most of these are available through Toronto Public Library. Published by the North York Historical Society… Read more

Native Peoples Collections at Toronto Public Library

Andrew Lowe, the Toronto Public Library’s (TPL) North York History Librarian, presented an illustrated overview of the extensive Native Peoples Collections available in the TPL… Read more

Explore North York Cultural Loops Guide

Explore North York Cultural Loops Guide

The NYHS is pleased to have contributed to the Cultural Loops Guide “Explore North York: Art, History and Nature Self-Guided Tours,” published in 2016. The Cultural… Read more