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).
Due to COVID-19, unfortunately all in-person NYHS meetings have been cancelled. There will be no 2020 summer outing. Stay safe, everyone!
LOCAL HISTORY ARTICLES
The handsome life-size golden lion sculpture (c. 1834) from the landmark Golden Lion Hotel, soon to be back on display at North York Central Library,… Read more
‘Phillips made a fortune supplying glass to multi-millionaire Oshawa automaker,’ writes Susan Goldenberg If only the walls at Phillips House, on Buchan Court at Sheppard… Read more
Businessman Rupert Edwards turned down more lucrative offers from private developers, writes Susan Goldenberg “Grab That Park!” the Toronto Star urged in an Aug. 6,… Read more
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
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
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
LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES
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
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
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