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Gamblers Arrested at Jolly Miller

Dozens of gamblers arrested in 1935 police raid at North York’s Jolly Miller Tavern ‘Illicit gambling dens flourished in Toronto the Good,’ writes Susan Goldenberg BY SUSAN GOLDENBERG | SCARBOROUGH MIRROR MAY 28, 2022 At 1 a.m., May 23, 1935, police smashed their way into North York’s historic Jolly Miller Tavern on Yonge Street near …

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Robert Hicks, first reeve of North York

North York turns 100 thanks in no small part to its first reeve, Robert Hicks ‘Fed up, North York wanted to secede,’ writes Susan Goldenberg BY NORTH YORK MIRROR APR 1, 2022 North York marks its 100th anniversary of independence this year so a salute to Robert Franklin Hicks, in the forefront of this achievement, …

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NYHS 100th anniversary

North York will be Turning 100 in 2022!

The North York Historical Society will be celebrating this milestone with programs, events and stories to share. On June 13, 1922 a Bill was passed to allow for the formation of the Township of North York, separating from the Township of York. The North York Seal depicted a Canadian beaver (representing an industrious people), wheat …

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NYHS Seeks Volunteer Webmaster to Join the Board of Directors

The North York Historical Society is seeking a volunteer Webmaster to join our Board of Directors. The Webmaster will be responsible for management of an established WordPress website (https://nyhs.ca) including technical maintenance, domain, server host, and webmail administration, adding new content (posts and events), etc. Social media skills (Twitter and Instagram) a plus! Anticipated time …

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NYHS Seeks Volunteer Treasurer to Join the Board of Directors

The North York Historical Society is seeking a Treasurer responsible for updating the financial statements on a monthly basis. This volunteer position would also be responsible for Ensuring payments made to the NYHS (online payment or by cheque/cash) are deposited to the NYHS bank account and payments (speaker or other payments) are processed accordingly Providing …

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John Laraway

NYHS Memorial Fund for John Laraway

John Laraway was a long time and active member of the NYHS. He passed away last Fall 2020. The NYHS Board has decided to make a donation to Halton County Radial Railway in his memory. The railway museum was one of John’s passions. The NYHS Board has set up a memorial fund for John. If …

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Toronto History Museums Shop

Toronto History Museums Shop Offering 10% off Books for Black History Month

Visit the Toronto History Museums Shop online for 10% off books during Black History Month. North York books offered include: Willowdale: Yesterday’s Farms, Today’s Legacy by Scott Kennedy (2013) Rebellion in North York, 1837 compiled by Penny Potter and published by the North York Historical Society (1987) The Henry Farm, Oriole: An Early Settlement of …

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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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