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
Closure paved way to widening of Sheppard Avenue, writes Susan Goldenberg North York has the distinction of having had Toronto’s last functioning one-room little red… Read more
‘The 30-acre site was purchased for $18,000,’ writes Susan Goldenberg Eighty-seven years ago on Dec. 7, 1933 the cornerstone was laid for St. John’s Rehabilitation… Read more
At 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 29, 1953, a huge bang resounded throughout North York, as a cannon was fired at the northwest corner of Lawrence… Read more
The North York Historical Society is pleased to share our new logo! It features an image of the Golden Lion in front of the historic… Read more
On October 14, 2020, a glorious fall morning, NYHS President Glenn Bonnetta and Director Sheryl Adelkind received a socially-distanced tour of several North York sites… 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
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