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 at present. Stay safe, everyone!
About this EventThe Town of York Historical Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 3rd online via ZOOM. Following the business meeting, there will be a special talk by guest speaker Adam Bunch on his new (and much anticipated) book The Toronto Book of Love. The Toronto Book of Love brings the history of the city to life with fascinating true tales of romance, marriage and passion — from the scandalous love affairs of the city’s early settlers to the prime minister’s wife partying with rock stars on her anniversary. The talk will share a few stories from the book as well as exploring the evolution of Toronto’s ever-changing attitudes toward love. FREE for TYHS members, $10 for non-members. All are welcome 🌈 but space is limited. Please RSVP!
About Adam Bunch:Adam Bunch is the author of The Toronto Book of the Dead, the creator of The Toronto Dreams Project, and the host of the Canadiana documentary series. He’s spoken at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the University of Toronto among other places; his historical writing has appeared in Spacing Magazine, The Huffington Post and Torontoist; and his work has earned an honourable mention for a Governor General’s History Award.
LOCAL HISTORY ARTICLES
‘The 30-acre site was purchased for $18,000,’ writes Susan Goldenberg Eighty-seven years ago on Dec. 7, 1933 the cornerstone was laid for St. John’s Rehabilitation… Read more
At 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 29, 1953, a huge bang resounded throughout North York, as a cannon was fired at the northwest corner of Lawrence… Read more
Home bequeathed to De La Salle Christian Brothers, writes Susan Goldenberg “King Candy” lived in North York many years. That’s how self-made millionaire Frank O’Connor,… Read more
On October 14, 2020, a glorious fall morning, NYHS President Glenn Bonnetta and Director Sheryl Adelkind received a socially-distanced tour of several North York sites… Read more
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
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
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