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!



Toronto History Museums Shop

Toronto History Museums Shop Offering 10% off Books for Black History Month

February 11, 2021

Visit the Toronto History Museums Shop online for 10% off books during Black History Month. North York books offered include: Willowdale: Yesterday’s Farms, Today’s Legacy… Read more

NYHS New Logo

NYHS Launches New Logo

December 15, 2020

The North York Historical Society is pleased to share our new logo! It features an image of the Golden Lion in front of the historic… Read more

Humber Valley Pond, also known as Crang’s Pond, behind the Rivermede Estate at Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue West

NYHS Tours North York Natural Heritage Sites with Edith George

November 17, 2020

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


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