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Willowdale MPP Stan Cho, NYHS President Glenn Bonnetta, and NYHS Director Marla Weingarten

NYHS Meets with Willowdale MPP Stan Cho

On November 6, 2018, North York Historical Society President Glenn Bonnetta and Director Marla Weingarten met with new Willowdale MPP Stan Cho, elected in June 2018, to discuss the mission and activities of the Society and opportunities for working together in the future. The Society gratefully acknowledges the Province of Ontario’s support by way of …

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Susan Goldenberg Portrait

NYHS Launches Toronto.com Local History Column

Following our recent news (Announcing NYHS’s New Local History Column), the NYHS is very pleased to share our first piece on Toronto.com, written by NYHS director Susan Goldenberg. Overtaxed and Underserviced, North York Broke Away from Toronto in 1922 ‘Residents hauled ashes to fill potholes,’ writes Susan Goldenberg What is now North York has been …

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Toronto.com and North York Mirror

Announcing NYHS’s New Local History Column

Great news! Starting in July 2018, the North York Historical Society will be presenting a local history column online at toronto.com and in the North York Mirror newspaper. Written by researcher, author, and NYHS Director Susan Goldenberg, the stories will appear on the second Thursday of every month. Stay tuned for more information! Update: Susan Goldenberg’s …

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ACO Launches Questions for MPP Candidates

From ACO Built Heritage News – Issue No. 269 – May 21, 2018, by Catherine Nasmith Architectural Conservancy Ontario has released a set of questions for provincial election candidates. They cover five topics: financial incentives for heritage, conserving our school heritage, heritage as an environmental priority for public sector buildings, energy efficiency incentives for heritage …

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Toronto Old City Hall

Future City of Toronto Museum

In an “Opinion” article on January 22nd, Alex Bozikovic wrote in the Globe & Mail that “Old City Hall towers over Toronto. The grand sandstone pile stands at the top of the Bay Street canyon, its carvings and gables testifying to Victorian Toronto’s ambition and craftsman-ship.” This was a few days before a report was to be presented …

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NYHS Volunteers 35 Years

NYHS Honours Four 35-Year Volunteers

Elizabeth and Robert McQuillan, on the left, and Edith & Geoff Geduld on the right, were all presented this year with a 35-year award for service in the North York Historical Society. Edith and Geoff Geduld were also presented with the Cruikshank Medal for 2017 by the Ontario Historical Society (OHS). This picture was taken at the annual …

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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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Gedulds Win Cruikshank Medal

NYHS Members Edith & Geoff Geduld Honoured with Ontario Historical Society Cruikshank Medal

The Ontario Historical Society’s Cruikshank Medal is presented on rare occasions to individuals who have performed with distinction on behalf of the Society. This year, the Ontario Historical Society is proud to recognize Geoff and Edith Geduld with this honour. The Gedulds have worked in close partnership with the Ontario Historical Society for over thirty years. Geoff served …

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