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Toronto.com and North York Mirror

Announcing NYHS’s New Local History Column

Great news! Starting in July 2018, the North York Historical Society will be presenting a local history column online at toronto.com and in the North York Mirror newspaper. Written by researcher, author, and NYHS Director Susan Goldenberg, the stories will appear on the second Thursday of every month. Stay tuned for more information!

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Toronto Old City Hall

Future City of Toronto Museum

In an “Opinion” article on January 22nd, Alex Bozikovic wrote in the Globe & Mail that “Old City Hall towers over Toronto. The grand sandstone pile stands at the top of the Bay Street canyon, its carvings and gables testifying to Victorian Toronto’s ambition and craftsman-ship.” This was a few days before a report was to be presented …

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NYHS Volunteers 35 Years

NYHS Honours Four 35-Year Volunteers

Elizabeth and Robert McQuillan, on the left, and Edith & Geoff Geduld on the right, were all presented this year with a 35-year award for service in the North York Historical Society. Edith and Geoff Geduld were also presented with the Cruikshank Medal for 2017 by the Ontario Historical Society (OHS). This picture was taken at the annual …

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NYHS Wins OHS Scadding Award

NYHS Recognized with Provincial Heritage Award

The North York Historical Society has been awarded the Ontario Historical Society’s 2014 Scadding Award of Excellence, which recognizes a historical society or heritage group that has made an outstanding contribution to the field of history. Throughout its history of serving the community, the all-volunteer historical society has advocated for the preservation, restoration, and adaptive re-use of countless heritage assets …

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Gedulds Win Cruikshank Medal

NYHS Members Edith & Geoff Geduld Honoured with Ontario Historical Society Cruikshank Medal

The Ontario Historical Society’s Cruikshank Medal is presented on rare occasions to individuals who have performed with distinction on behalf of the Society. This year, the Ontario Historical Society is proud to recognize Geoff and Edith Geduld with this honour. The Gedulds have worked in close partnership with the Ontario Historical Society for over thirty years. Geoff served …

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Donalda Ewart Badone

NYHS Remembers Donalda Ewart Badone (Née Hastie), 1927-2016

Long time NYHS member and Gibson House Volunteer. She and her husband, Louis (1924-2012), lived in Willowdale for over 50 years. She worked for many years as a school librarian at Drewry Avenue Public School, helped organize Scholastic Book Fairs, and wrote numerous reviews of children’s books for library journals. In the 1970s, she started a second career …

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