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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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Urban Hero Award

NYHS Wins 2015 Urban Hero Award

The North York Historical Society is honoured to have received a North York Mirror Urban Hero award for arts, recognizing the Society for its work to protect and preserve built, natural and cultural heritage. Please see the North York Mirror article for more information: https://www.therecord.com/community-story/6137780-north-york-historical-society-preserving-the-built-natural-and-cultural-heritage-of-north-york/.

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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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Mary Ann Cross, Urban Hero Award Winner

North York’s Heritage Hero: Mary Ann Cross

Our congratulations to Mary Ann Cross, member of the North York Community Preservation Panel and a member of the North York Historical Society. On Thursday November 6, 2014, the North York Mirror wrote (p. 16): Congratulations to Urban Hero Award winner Mary Ann Cross!  

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Adrienne Alison (centre) at the 2000 unveiling of her C.W. Jefferys sculpture, with Penny Potter, Donalda & Louis Badone, Barbara Kane, and Edith & Geoff Geduld (Photo: NYHS)

Adrienne Alison, Sculptor

The North York Historical Society has sponsored two of Adrienne Alison’s realist bronzes: C. W. Jefferys, Canada’s foremost historical artist, is located in the park at Mill Street, east of the Miller Tavern, and Robert Gourlay, a social reformer, is in St. James Park, King Street East, between Church & Jarvis. Others in Toronto are Bishop …

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2011 Jane's Walk Participants

2011 Jane’s Walk

On May 7, 2011, the North York Historical Society teamed with the Don Watershed Regeneration Council to present an overview of the history of Hogg’s Hollow as part of the Jane’s Walk program. Glenn Bonnetta covered the historical setting from the arrival of settlers to the present, whereas Peter Heinz focused on the environmental scene …

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