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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We Love Willowdale Christmas Walking Parade & Market 4:00 pm
We Love Willowdale Christmas Walking Parade & Market @ Willowdale Presbyterian Church
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We Love Willowdale Christmas Walking Parade & Market @ Willowdale Presbyterian Church
Begin this holiday season by spreading joy in our community! Join us for free hot chocolate, chili, live music and karaoke Santa. We are back! This year we’re bringing a small-town feel to our community. …
Walking the Path of Truth and Reconciliation: An Advent Journey 7:30 pm
Walking the Path of Truth and Reconciliation: An Advent Journey @ online
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
A Five-Part Series based on the Advent Reflections prepared by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops The Mary Ward Centre team warmly invites you to participate in our upcoming Advent reflection series, Walking the Path …
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NYHS Annual General Meeting (Virtual) 7:00 pm
NYHS Annual General Meeting (Virtual) @ online by Zoom
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm
NYHS Annual General Meeting (Virtual) @ online by Zoom
The North York Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday December 8, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting, online or by phone, using Zoom. To the Members of the …
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Walking the Path of Truth and Reconciliation: An Advent Journey 7:30 pm
Walking the Path of Truth and Reconciliation: An Advent Journey @ online
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
A Five-Part Series based on the Advent Reflections prepared by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops The Mary Ward Centre team warmly invites you to participate in our upcoming Advent reflection series, Walking the Path …
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Walking the Path of Truth and Reconciliation: An Advent Journey 7:30 pm
Walking the Path of Truth and Reconciliation: An Advent Journey @ online
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
A Five-Part Series based on the Advent Reflections prepared by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops The Mary Ward Centre team warmly invites you to participate in our upcoming Advent reflection series, Walking the Path …
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LOCAL HISTORY ARTICLES

NEWS

NYHS 100th anniversary

North York will be Turning 100 in 2022!

November 19, 2021

The North York Historical Society will be celebrating this milestone with programs, events and stories to share. On June 13, 1922 a Bill was passed… Read more

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

LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES

Downsview Cover

Downsview: Places and People at Toronto’s Highest Point

Downsview is a cultural heritage landscape that reflects the place and the people over time. What was once a forest has been forever changed in… Read more

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