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NYHS 100th anniversary

North York will be Turning 100 in 2022!

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 to allow for the formation of the Township of North York, separating from the Township of York. The North York Seal depicted a Canadian beaver (representing an industrious people), wheat …

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NYHS Seeks Volunteer Webmaster to Join the Board of Directors

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 established WordPress website (https://nyhs.ca) including technical maintenance, domain, server host, and webmail administration, adding new content (posts and events), etc. Social media skills (Twitter and Instagram) a plus! Anticipated time …

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John Laraway

NYHS Memorial Fund for John Laraway

John Laraway was a long time and active member of the NYHS. He passed away last Fall 2020. The NYHS Board has decided to make a donation to Halton County Radial Railway in his memory. The railway museum was one of John’s passions. The NYHS Board has set up a memorial fund for John. If …

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NYHS New Logo

NYHS Launches New Logo

The North York Historical Society is pleased to share our new logo! It features an image of the Golden Lion in front of the historic Golden Lion Hotel, formerly at Yonge St. and Sheppard Ave. Many thanks to talented graphic designer Charu (Cheryl) Sachdeva for her beautiful work. To learn more about the history and …

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NYHS director Sarah McCabe and Gibson House Museum interpreter Madi, after a terrific socially distanced guided neighbourhood walking tour. Photo by Richard Fiennes-Clinton.

New HistoricTO Walking Tours

Wednesday, July 29 – Friday, September 4 Toronto History Museums welcomes you to HistoricTO – a new cultural experience that connects Toronto’s communities through time-ticketed, guided neighbourhood walking tours. Tours provide equitable and inclusive access to local history, heritage and land-based learnings at Toronto History Museums. Dates & Times: Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m., 12:30 …

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