The North York Historical Society discovers and disseminates historical information about and arouses interest in the past of North York (part of the City of Toronto).

***PLEASE NOTE: The next NYHS meeting is Monday September 24 at 7:30 p.m., in the North York Central Library Auditorium (changed from Wednesday September 19). More details here.


Sep 22 2018 – Feb 10 2019 all-day Gibson House Museum
This exhibit is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Canadian women being entitled to vote in federal elections. It showcases objects from the Toronto History Museums collections that illustrate the lives of women in …
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm North York Central Library, Auditorium, 2nd floor (west side of atrium - use elevator outside library)
PLEASE NOTE: The September meeting date has changed to Monday September 24 (from Wednesday September 19).  Also location has changed from Program Room 101 to the Auditorium. Call Me Pisher – A Madcap Romp Through City Hall Howard Moscoe, …
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm North York Central Library, Program Room 101 on the main level of the library
General Stores of Canada: Merchants and Memories R. B. (Rae) Fleming, author Filled to the brim with groceries and clothing, these stores had so much more to offer. They were the centre of the community, …
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm North York Central Library, Program Room 101 on the main level of the library
Photographs and Letters from Canadians at Vimy Michael Wilcox, Program Assistant, Historica Canada Focus is on letters written by Canadian soldiers from the front as well as photographs taken by professional war photographers. These primary …


Susan Goldenberg Portrait

NYHS Launches Local History Column

July 17, 2018

Following our recent news (Announcing NYHS’s New Local History Column), the NYHS is very pleased to share our first piece on, written by NYHS… Read more and North York Mirror

Announcing NYHS’s New Local History Column

June 15, 2018

Great news! Starting in July 2018, the North York Historical Society will be presenting a local history column online at and in the North York… Read more

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ACO Launches Questions for MPP Candidates

May 22, 2018

From ACO Built Heritage News – Issue No. 269 – May 21, 2018, by Catherine Nasmith Architectural Conservancy Ontario has released a set of questions… 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

North York Historical Walking Tour

Historical Walking Tour of North York Centre

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of North York Central Library (1987-2012), the Toronto Public Library Board in partnership with North York Historical Society, North York Community… Read more