Who We Are
The North York Historical Society was formed in 1960 by a group of local residents concerned that the built heritage in North York was rapidly being lost to developers, and the teaching of history in North York schools had insufficient local emphasis.
Today the Society is an active group of community members passionate about preserving and promoting North York history.
The Society is an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society and a member of Toronto Historical Association. The Society encourages members to serve as citizen representatives on the North York Community Preservation Panel.
The Society is sponsored in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
What We Do
Monthly Speakers on Heritage
- Society meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month January to May and September to December. Please see the calendar for details. Visitors are very welcome!
- Distributed to members, local libraries, heritage communities, and municipal, provincial and federal representatives
Archives for Research and Study
- Marking important historic sites, people and events in North York
Ongoing Work for Preservation of Historic Sites
2018 Board of Directors
President: Glenn Bonnetta
Past President: Bill Aird
Vice President: Linda Gargaro
Treasurer: Edward Macdonell
Secretary: Marla Weingarten
Director: Edith Geduld
Director: Susan Goldenberg
Director: Sarah McCabe
North York Community Preservation Panel: Edith Geduld
Toronto Historical Association: Glenn Bonnetta
Archives: Glenn Bonnetta
Constitution / Bylaws Update: Bill Aird, Linda Gargaro, Edith Geduld
Membership: Susan Goldenberg
Nomination: Bill Aird
Newsletter: Edith Geduld
Phone: Marion Simpson
Plaquing: Edith Geduld
Programs: Linda Gargaro
School Outreach: Bill Aird, Glenn Bonnetta, Susan Goldenberg, Marla Weingarten
Street Naming: Mary Ann Cross
Sunshine: Kathy Shorney
Webmaster: Sarah McCabe