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Dec
7
Fri
2018
Market Gallery Exhibit: Toronto Through the Eyes of Women Artists @ Market Gallery
Dec 7 2018 – Apr 27 2019 all-day
Market Gallery Exhibit: Toronto Through the Eyes of Women Artists @ Market Gallery

The City of Toronto Art Collection contains nearly 2600 works collected by the City between the 1850s and today. Of the roughly 900 artists represented, a little more than a quarter are women. The gallery has never produced an exhibit focusing exclusively on their work until now.

Featuring works by Canadian artists such as Marion Long, Paraskeva Clark and Doris McCarthy, the exhibition highlights how women artists have depicted and engaged with Toronto over the past 160 years.

During the exhibit the gallery will be offering for sale a series of postcards of 6 of the works on display, to complement our popular fine art poster series. Regular admission applies: adults – $8, seniors/students/youth – $7, children – $5. Post-secondary students receive free admission on Thursdays. Every Friday 50% off all admissions is offered.

Jan
1
Tue
2019
Lambton House Exhibit: What’s Up With the Humber River? @ Lambton House
Jan 1 – Jul 31 all-day

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Humber River’s designation as a heritage river by the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. This exhibition looks at how humans have used and impacted the Humber River for over 11,000 years.

The exhibit will be open Sundays 12:30 – 4pm from January – July 2019 at Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas St.).

What's Up With the Humber

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Gibson House Museum – Beyond Catharine Parr Traill: A Tea & Talk with Fiona Lucas @ Gibson House Museum
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gibson House Museum - Beyond Catharine Parr Traill: A Tea & Talk with Fiona Lucas @ Gibson House Museum

Join culinary historian Fiona Lucas as she brings new life to Catharine Parr Trail’s fascinating book, “The Emigrant’s Guide,” the original how-to for new Canadians. Explore the updated edition of Parr’s 160-year-old work, with Lucas unveiling a wealth of information on historical foodways and culinary exploration.

After the discussion, enjoy refreshments made using the book’s recipes and tour Gibson House Museum.

May
4
Sat
2019
Golden Lion Plaque Presentation @ North York Central Library
May 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Golden Lion Plaque Presentation @ North York Central Library

Ever wondered where the North York Library Golden Lion statue came from? Wonder no longer and come celebrate early North York history with the presentation of a historical plaque to the Golden Lion Hotel, a Lansing landmark for over a century before it’s demolition in the 1930s.

The plaque presentation will be followed by a Jane’s Walk led by the Gibson House Museum: Farmers, Rebels & a Princess: People of Willowdale.

Jane’s Walk: Farmers, Rebels & a Princess: People of Willowdale @ North York Central Library, Atrium
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Jane's Walk: Farmers, Rebels & a Princess: People of Willowdale @ North York Central Library, Atrium

Led Sam Sharp, Meredyth Schofield of the Gibson House Museum

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Meet in the Atrium of the North York Centre Library (5120 Yonge St). Walk leaders will be in the atrium of the library, holding an orange Jane’s Walk sign.

Farmers, rebels, a princess, a hockey player, and your neighbours. It can be difficult to imagine what might unite them all, but community spaces do just that. These community spaces have in turn been shaped by some of Willowdale’s prominent members.

We will explore today’s community spaces as well as ones that shaped early Willowdale and along the way we learn about some of the characters that have animated and shaped this community and Canada.

Walk ends at Gibson House Museum (5172 Yonge St).

May
15
Wed
2019
NYHS May 2019 Meeting @ North York Central Library, Room 2/3
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
NYHS May 2019 Meeting @ North York Central Library, Room 2/3

A Warning to the Faint of Heart: Tales from the Early Surveying of Ontario

Charlie Wilkins, Author / Journalist

This illustrated talk will highlight some of the more heroic and exotic schemes and ambitions that brought land surveyors to the fore in the making of Ontario during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Co-sponsored by the North York Historical Society and the North York Central Library Society & Recreation Department.