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The North York Historical Society discovers, disseminates, and preserves historical information, protects heritage sites, and arouses interest in the unique past of North York (part of the City of Toronto).

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Beginning with this meeting we are holding in-person meetings again. Please be advised that there are immuno-compromised people coming to this meeting and it would be appreciated if people wore masks as much as possible, and observed other safety protocols, such as not coming to the meeting if you feel ill. Thank You!

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Sunnybrook HSC September 21 7:00 pm
Sunnybrook HSC September 21
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, September 21,2022 at 7:00 PM Speaker: Dr. Peeter Poldre Topic: The history of Sunnybrook Hospital then Medical Centre then Health Sciences Centre then with Women’s College Health Sciences Centre and finally back to …
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LOCAL HISTORY ARTICLES

Centerpoint Mall

September 7, 2022

Centerpoint Mall’s Americanized spelling still a mystery Mall’s story is representative of North York’s evolution, writes Susan Goldenberg BY SCARBOROUGH MIRROR AUG 3, 2022  Before:… Read more

Dunlap Model Farm

August 2, 2022

Mining magnate’s old home now clubhouse for North York golf club BY SUSAN GOLDENBERG | SCARBOROUGH MIRROR Dunlap’s ‘model’ farm had cows serenaded by music,… Read more

Gamblers Arrested at Jolly Miller

June 22, 2022

Dozens of gamblers arrested in 1935 police raid at North York’s Jolly Miller Tavern ‘Illicit gambling dens flourished in Toronto the Good,’ writes Susan Goldenberg… Read more

Oral History

Mickey Katz in his own words

February 22, 2022

(In January of 2012, the North York Historical Society (NYHS) had the privilege of doing an interview with Mickey Katz as part of the Oral… Read more

NEWS

NYHS 100th anniversary

North York will be Turning 100 in 2022!

November 19, 2021

The North York Historical Society will be celebrating this milestone with programs, events and stories to share. On June 13, 1922 a Bill was passed… Read more

Webmaster

NYHS Seeks Volunteer Webmaster to Join the Board of Directors

October 5, 2021

The North York Historical Society is seeking a volunteer Webmaster to join our Board of Directors. The Webmaster will be responsible for management of an… Read more

Treasurer

NYHS Seeks Volunteer Treasurer to Join the Board of Directors

October 5, 2021

The North York Historical Society is seeking a Treasurer responsible for updating the financial statements on a monthly basis. This volunteer position would also be… Read more

LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES

Downsview Cover

Downsview: Places and People at Toronto’s Highest Point

Downsview is a cultural heritage landscape that reflects the place and the people over time. What was once a forest has been forever changed in… Read more

StrollTO

City of Toronto StrollTO Self-Guided Walking Tours

Discover shops, stops, places and spaces — and history — on Toronto’s main streets as part of StrollTO’s self-guided walks. StrollTO is part of ShowLoveTO,… Read more

Native Peoples Collections at Toronto Public Library

Andrew Lowe, the Toronto Public Library’s (TPL) North York History Librarian, presented an illustrated overview of the extensive Native Peoples Collections available in the TPL… Read more