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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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Willowdale MPP Stan Cho, NYHS President Glenn Bonnetta, and NYHS Director Marla Weingarten

NYHS Meets with Willowdale MPP Stan Cho

On November 6, 2018, North York Historical Society President Glenn Bonnetta and Director Marla Weingarten met with new Willowdale MPP Stan Cho, elected in June 2018, to discuss the mission and activities of the Society and opportunities for working together in the future. The Society gratefully acknowledges the Province of Ontario’s support by way of …

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Susan Goldenberg Portrait

NYHS Launches Toronto.com Local History Column

Following our recent news (Announcing NYHS’s New Local History Column), the NYHS is very pleased to share our first piece on Toronto.com, written by NYHS director Susan Goldenberg. Overtaxed and Underserviced, North York Broke Away from Toronto in 1922 ‘Residents hauled ashes to fill potholes,’ writes Susan Goldenberg What is now North York has been …

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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! Update: Susan Goldenberg’s …

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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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