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