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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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Humber Valley Pond, also known as Crang’s Pond, behind the Rivermede Estate at Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue West

NYHS Tours North York Natural Heritage Sites with Edith George

On October 14, 2020, a glorious fall morning, NYHS President Glenn Bonnetta and Director Sheryl Adelkind received a socially-distanced tour of several North York sites with Edith George, a very knowledgeable and passionate advocate for her Humbermede neighbourhood. Edith’s neighbourhood includes the Rivermede Estate at Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue West, a very impressive Tudor …

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NYHS director Sarah McCabe and Gibson House Museum interpreter Madi, after a terrific socially distanced guided neighbourhood walking tour. Photo by Richard Fiennes-Clinton.

New HistoricTO Walking Tours

Wednesday, July 29 – Friday, September 4 Toronto History Museums welcomes you to HistoricTO – a new cultural experience that connects Toronto’s communities through time-ticketed, guided neighbourhood walking tours. Tours provide equitable and inclusive access to local history, heritage and land-based learnings at Toronto History Museums. Dates & Times: Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m., 12:30 …

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Edith George with one of the largest and oldest oak trees in Toronto, located on Coral Gable Drive near Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue in North York

Help Save 250-Year-Old North York Tree

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 the CTV News video below for details. A 250-year-old tree may be saved by a North York community coming together to raise $430,000. Full story from @BethCTV: https://t.co/73uJDZNcUq pic.twitter.com/qGIVXHCvZa — …

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Sculpture of artist C.W. Jefferys by Adrienne Alison in York Mills Park, near where he lived and worked for 50 years (Photo: Sarah McCabe)

NYHS Remembers Sculptor Adrienne Alison

The North York Historical Society is saddened to learn of the death of Toronto sculptor Adrienne Alison, on November 14, 2018. Adrienne was very special to us, as she sculpted two statues for the Society (and presented at our March 2016 meeting). Please see https://nyhs.ca/adrienne-alison-sculptor/ for more information. The Society has sent its condolences to Adrienne’s family.

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Sculptures by Loring and Wyle

NYHS Visits Guild Park and Gardens

Guild Park and Gardens was visited by an enthusiastic group of members of the NYHS on Sunday, June 10, 2018 for the members-only outing. Select any image to open photo gallery Guild Park’s history includes being the site of the innovative Guild of All Arts, an artists’ community founded in 1932 by noted philanthropists Rosa and …

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