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).

EVENTS

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 …
Dec 7 2018 – Apr 27 2019 all-day Market Gallery
The City of Toronto Art Collection contains nearly 2600 works collected by the City between the 1850s and today. Of the roughly 900 artists represented, a little more than a quarter are women. The gallery …
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm North York Central Library, Room 2/3
Annual General Meeting, followed by Portia White: Canada’s Original Superstar Join Sheila White for the fascinating story of her famous aunt Portia White (1911-1968), a nationally recognized person of historical significance featured in museum and …
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm North York Central Library, room to be announced
East York 1924-1997: Toronto’s Garden of Eden Alan Redway, author, retired lawyer, retired politician The book tells the story of East York from its incorporation as a separate municipality on January 1, 1924, made necessary …

NEWS

Willowdale MPP Stan Cho, NYHS President Glenn Bonnetta, and NYHS Director Marla Weingarten

NYHS Meets with Willowdale MPP Stan Cho

November 13, 2018

On November 6, 2018, North York Historical Society President Glenn Bonnetta and Director Marla Weingarten met with new Willowdale MPP Stan Cho, elected in June… Read more

Susan Goldenberg Portrait

NYHS Launches Toronto.com 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 Toronto.com, written by NYHS… Read more

Toronto.com 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 toronto.com and in the North York… Read more

LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES

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