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).


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 …
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm North York Central Library, Room 2/3
Tales of Toronto Transit Trevor Parkins-Sciberras and David Reigate, Transit Historians Join transit historians Trevor and David for a fascinating talk displaying amazing vintage photographs, vintage film footage and Lego replicas of TTC vehicles. From …
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm North York Central Library, Room 2/3
A Warning to the Faint of Heart: Tales from the Early Surveying of Ontario Charlie Wilkins, Author / Journalist This illustrated talk will highlight some of the more heroic and exotic schemes and ambitions that …


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 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, written by NYHS… Read more 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 and in the North York… 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