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!
LOCAL HISTORY ARTICLES
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
Centre broke new ground by encouraging visitors to ‘please touch’ the exhibits, writes Susan Goldenberg The Ontario Science Centre, 51 years old on Sept. 27,… Read more
Mall was northeast Toronto’s first regional shopping centre, writes Susan Goldenberg North York’s Fairview Mall is celebrating its 50-year golden jubilee. The two-level $20 million,… 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
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
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