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Take a look a North York house from the 1830’s

Take a look at home that was built in 1835 by Joseph Shepard. The house is one of a few remaining homes that has ties to the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. Visit the BlogTO article to read more about it – https://www.blogto.com/real-estate-toronto/2023/08/90-burndale-avenue-toronto/

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Interested in supporting the planning of the Downsview lands?

Northcrest Developments and Canada Lands Company are working together to plan the future of their lands in Downsview – a process we call id8 Downsview. An essential part of the process is effective communication and engagement with members of the public, communities, and stakeholders. Northcrest and Canada Lands are reconvening the Community Resource Group (CRG) for …

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Upper Avenue Community Market – May 20th to October 2023

A team of resident association volunteers has been busy working on the upcoming Market which will run throughout the summer and into the fall season (October). The Market will be managed by “Bunch of Farmers”, a well-seasoned provider that has run other successful markets in our city.  You will be able to select from lots of fresh …

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New landmark greets visitors on Finch at Keele

Source – https://www.toronto.com/news/new-landmark-greets-visitors-on-finch-at-keele/article_e7e11671-042c-555b-bf73-b8b52c9f55d2.html When Betty McQuillan walked to school along Finch Avenue, it was a gravel road. Her one-room schoolhouse, Elia Public School, stood on the northeast corner of Finch and Keele Street, about a mile from her family farm. “You knew most of the people in the school, or they were cousins or relatives,” …

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NYHS 100th anniversary

North York Turned 100 in 2022!

The North York Historical Society celebrated this milestone with programs and walking tours. We held a special event on June 13, 2022 with the Mayor of Toronto and several Councillors to help celebrate North York’s 100th year! On June 13, 1922 a Bill was passed to allow for the formation of the Township of North York, …

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NYHS New Logo

NYHS Launches New Logo

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 Golden Lion Hotel, formerly at Yonge St. and Sheppard Ave. Many thanks to talented graphic designer Charu (Cheryl) Sachdeva for her beautiful work. To learn more about the history and …

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