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).

EVENTS

Due to COVID-19, unfortunately all in-person NYHS meetings have been cancelled at present. Stay safe, everyone!

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Live Music on Yonge Street 12:00 pm
Live Music on Yonge Street @ Yonge Street between just North of Finch Ave. to just South of Sheppard Ave.
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music on Yonge Street @ Yonge Street between just North of Finch Ave. to just South of Sheppard Ave.
Live Music on Yonge – Pop Up Busking Series Willowdale BIA is proud to present a five week-long Live Music on Yonge St. event series in partnership with Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival. Open to the …
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Live Music on Yonge Street 12:00 pm
Live Music on Yonge Street @ Yonge Street between just North of Finch Ave. to just South of Sheppard Ave.
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music on Yonge Street @ Yonge Street between just North of Finch Ave. to just South of Sheppard Ave.
Live Music on Yonge – Pop Up Busking Series Willowdale BIA is proud to present a five week-long Live Music on Yonge St. event series in partnership with Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival. Open to the …
Gibson House Museum: We Were Always Here – Public Art Projection 6:00 pm
Gibson House Museum: We Were Always Here – Public Art Projection @ Gibson House Museum
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
World-renowned director Julien Christian Lutz pka Director X mentored Toronto-based emerging and mid-career filmmakers – all Black, Indigenous and people of colour, in 2020 presenting short films that aimed to disrupt, discover and display colonial …
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October 2021 Meeting: Early History of the North York Area 7:00 pm
October 2021 Meeting: Early History of the North York Area @ online by Zoom
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
October 2021 Meeting: Early History of the North York Area @ online by Zoom
Speaker: Bill Aird, Board Member of the North York Historical Society The land area that is currently known as North York was home to Aboriginal peoples for millennia before the coming of settler populations from Europe. …
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LOCAL HISTORY ARTICLES

NEWS

Webmaster

NYHS Seeks Volunteer Webmaster to Join the Board of Directors

October 5, 2021

The North York Historical Society is seeking a volunteer Webmaster to join our Board of Directors. The Webmaster will be responsible for management of an… Read more

Treasurer

NYHS Seeks Volunteer Treasurer to Join the Board of Directors

October 5, 2021

The North York Historical Society is seeking a Treasurer responsible for updating the financial statements on a monthly basis. This volunteer position would also be… Read more

NYHS directors Sheryl Adelkind (left) and Susan Goldenberg (right) at NYHS table (photo: Glenn Bonnetta)

NYHS Hosts Table at NeighbourLink North York Willowdale Neighbours Trunk Sale

September 8, 2021

The North York Historical Society was proud to host an information and book sale table at the NeighbourLink North York Willowdale Neighbours Trunk Sale on… Read more

LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES

StrollTO

City of Toronto StrollTO Self-Guided Walking Tours

Discover shops, stops, places and spaces — and history — on Toronto’s main streets as part of StrollTO’s self-guided walks. StrollTO is part of ShowLoveTO,… 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