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

Due to COVID-19, unfortunately all in-person NYHS meetings have been cancelled at present. Stay safe, everyone!

Sep
30
Wed
2020
Montgomery’s Inn Farmers Market @ Montgomery's Inn
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
7
Wed
2020
Montgomery’s Inn Farmers Market @ Montgomery's Inn
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
14
Wed
2020
Montgomery’s Inn Farmers Market @ Montgomery's Inn
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

LOCAL HISTORY ARTICLES

NEWS

NYHS director Sarah McCabe and Gibson House Museum interpreter Madi, after a terrific socially distanced guided neighbourhood walking tour. Photo by Richard Fiennes-Clinton.

New HistoricTO Walking Tours

August 16, 2020

Wednesday, July 29 – Friday, September 4 Toronto History Museums welcomes you to HistoricTO – a new cultural experience that connects Toronto’s communities through time-ticketed,… Read more

Costumed participant at 1971 "March for Moatfield" re-enactment of 1837 Battle of Montgomery's Tavern

Announcing New Acquisition: 1971 Battle of Montgomery’s Tavern (1837) Re-Enactment Scrapbook

July 10, 2020

The Society recently received a special donation of an album of photographs taken at a re-enactment of the Battle of Montgomery’s Tavern which took place… Read more

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

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