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Edith George with one of the largest and oldest oak trees in Toronto, located on Coral Gable Drive near Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue in North York

Help Save 250-Year-Old North York Tree

North Yorker Edith George is fundraising to saving a magnificent and historic red oak tree in North York’s Humbermede neighbourhood. Please have a look at the CTV News video below for details. A 250-year-old tree may be saved by a North York community coming together to raise $430,000. Full story from @BethCTV: https://t.co/73uJDZNcUq pic.twitter.com/qGIVXHCvZa — …

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Sculpture of artist C.W. Jefferys by Adrienne Alison in York Mills Park, near where he lived and worked for 50 years (Photo: Sarah McCabe)

NYHS Remembers Sculptor Adrienne Alison

The North York Historical Society is saddened to learn of the death of Toronto sculptor Adrienne Alison, on November 14, 2018. Adrienne was very special to us, as she sculpted two statues for the Society (and presented at our March 2016 meeting). Please see https://nyhs.ca/adrienne-alison-sculptor/ for more information. The Society has sent its condolences to Adrienne’s family.

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Sculptures by Loring and Wyle

NYHS Visits Guild Park and Gardens

Guild Park and Gardens was visited by an enthusiastic group of members of the NYHS on Sunday, June 10, 2018 for the members-only outing. Select any image to open photo gallery Guild Park’s history includes being the site of the innovative Guild of All Arts, an artists’ community founded in 1932 by noted philanthropists Rosa and …

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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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