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‘A Sordid Story of Drink and Dope’ from North York, 1927

5-year Manhunt for Suspect in 1947 Murder Ends in North York Intersection

Bestselling Author Mazo de la Roche Called North York Home for 6 Years

Connaught Opened North York Facility to Help First World War Soldiers

Cornelia de Grassi and the Upper Canada Rebellion: A Tale of Old North York

Dufferin, Lawrence Business District Used to be Busy North York Airport

Dunlap Model Farm

Early Downsview Personalities

Famed E.P. Taylor Horse Racing Empire Got its Start in North York

Fire Destroys Landmark House (Milne House, Edwards Gardens)

First Miss Canada Winner in 1946 was from North York

Former PM Lester Pearson’s Father a North York Minister

Frank O’Connor Opened Laura Secord Shops on 100th Anniversary of Event

From the Archives: Patricia Hart’s “Pioneering in North York” 1968 Book Signing

Gamblers Arrested at Jolly Miller

Gibson House Museum

Gladys Allison the Driving Force Behind North York Library System

Golden Lion Hotel

Heritage Street Names in the North York Community Area: Ann O’Reilly Road

Historic Stong Family

Historic Zion Schoolhouse

Hon. William McDougall: Father of Confederation

Indigenous Artifacts From as Early as 1300 A.D. Found in North York

John McKenzie House is a North York Landmark that was Saved

Lawrence Plaza: Toronto’s First Suburban Shopping Centre Opened in 1953

Long-time North York Police Chief Roy Risebrough Retired Rather Than Amalgamate

Next to Casa Loma in Toronto, there was Graydon Hall

North York Almost Switched Names to ‘Yonge’ in the 1960s

North York Constable Helped Out when Hurricane Hazel Slammed into Etobicoke

North York Entrepreneur Aggie Hogg was Ahead of Her Time

North York General Hospital’s Phillips House had Long Line of Rich Owners

North York Historical Society’s Latest Plaque Commemorates O’Sullivan Hotel

North York Pioneer William Duncan’s Legacy Lives on in Restaurant

North York Woman First Canadian to Swim English Channel

North York’s Edwards Gardens Named after Millionaire who Cut City Good Deal

North York’s Fairview Mall Celebrates Half a Century in Business

North York’s First Fire Truck was a Converted Model T Ford Car

North York’s First Movie Theatre Opened on Yonge Street 1948

North York’s First Phone was its Only One From 1888 Until 1910

North York’s First Police Chief Never Carried a Gun

North York’s First Schools — in Newtonbrook and Willowdale — Opened in 1801

North York’s Hoggs Hollow Disaster of 1960 Killed 5 Construction Workers

North York’s Last Functioning One-Room Schoolhouse Served for 132 Years

North York’s Ontario Science Centre a $30M Gamble that Paid Off

North York’s Original Gibson House Torched by Government Soldiers

North Yorker Herb Carnegie a Hockey Trailblazer

NYHS Remembers Mel Lastman (1933-2021)

Overtaxed and Underserviced, North York Broke Away from Toronto in 1922

Public Transit Started Rolling in North York in 1828

Remembering North York during the Second World War

Robert Hicks, first reeve of North York

Some Interesting Early York Mills Residents

St. John’s Anglican Church York Mills, 1816-2016

St. John’s Rehab is North York’s Oldest Surviving Hospital

Tales of Old North York

The Enterprise: North York’s First Newspaper

The Golden Lion Roars Again!

The Golden Lion: His Own Tale (1960)

The Hogg Family

The Home of Mazo de la Roche, 3950 Bayview Avenue

The Pioneer Life a Hard One and North York No Exception

The Subway Comes to North York

The Taylor Brothers

Toronto’s First Gangland Murder in 1939 had North York Connection

What’s With Three Names for One Continuous North York Street

Where was Boyd Gang in September 1952? Hiding in North York, as it turns out

Willowdale Woman First Canadian to Swim English Channel

York Cemetery Final Resting Place for Tim Horton, Russia’s Last Imperial Grand Duchess

Yorkdale Shopping Centre Opened as World’s Largest Enclosed Shopping Mall