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 all Toronto Public Library branches closing, we regret that this program has been cancelled.
Memories of De Havilland Tom Nettleton BASc, Diploma of the College of Aeronautics Cranfield UK, P.Eng De Havilland was an iconic and economic superstar in North York industry. Tom Nettleton graduated from UofT in 1955 with a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering. He then completed his diploma at the College of Aeronautics in Cranfield, UK. Tom worked for De Havilland for over 40 years. Hear some of his memories of this iconic company.
LOCAL HISTORY ARTICLES
Now owned by the city, Graydon Hall built in 1936 ‘by super-rich Toronto financier Henry Rupert Bain,’ writes Susan Goldenberg With 29 rooms, Graydon Hall… Read more
Century-old home is a preservation lesson, writes Susan Goldenberg The saving of historic John McKenzie House at 34 Parkview Ave., built near Yonge Street in… Read more
North York historian Susan Goldenberg writes about ‘a sensational case that grabbed worldwide attention’ In 1927, while North York’s police department was in its early… Read more
North Yorker Edith George is fundraising to saving a magnificent and historic red oak tree in North York’s Humbermede neighbourhood. Please have a look at… Read more
On Saturday July 20, 2019, the North York Historical Society was proud to join Councillor Shelley Carroll and Heritage Toronto to unveil a new historical… Read more
On Saturday May 4, 2019, the North York Historical Society was proud to join Councillor John Filion and Heritage Toronto to unveil a new historical… 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