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The North Toronto Historical Society – Guest Speaker Series

The North Toronto Historical Society has guest speakers every month. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd., 2nd Floor.  

Please click here for details as dates and events may change.

2018 Talks:

The North Toronto Historical Society and Northern District Library cosponsor the following talks:

February 28, 2018 – York County Archaeology and the Underground Railway

March 28, 2018 – Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922) Canada’s Darling Poet

April 25, 2018 – King Street West: Full Circle

May 30, 2018 – The Ontario Historical Society: Looking Back at 130 Years of Toronto History

For more details and to see the meeting schedule, please click here.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Refreshments are available from 7:10 pm. These events are cosponsored by the North Toronto Historical Society and Northern District Library.

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Past Talks from 2017:

According to the North Toronto Historical Society’s website, the November 29th, 2017 meeting will feature: ” Newsgirls: Gutsy Pioneers in Pre-Feminist Times. Donna Jean Mackinnon, a former reporter for the Toronto Star, will speak about her new book, Newsgirls: Gutsy Pioneers in Canada’s Newsrooms, an account of 10 ground-breaking girl reporters who carved out their careers in pre-feminist times.”

Public Forum -THE FUTURE OF TORONTO’S PAST: STATE OF HERITAGE

Many thanks to the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations FoNTRA for providing this information about this Toronto Heritage event: Heritage Toronto wants to amplify your voice to the incoming City Council. How can heritage be prioritized within an ever-growing city? Which stories from our past need to be shared? How can the city better preserve the things we care about, whether they’re cultural spaces or physical structures? The creation of a Toronto Museum has been … Read morePublic Forum -THE FUTURE OF TORONTO’S PAST: STATE OF HERITAGE

Heritage Fun Facts – Where is Joseph Avenue?

The western part of Millwood Road was originally named Joseph Avenue after Joseph Davis as seen on the Goad map from 1913. The name of this portion of the street was changed to Millwood Road with the amalgamation of the Village of North Toronto with the City of Toronto.

In 1979, Janet Magee Manor was named in honour of Mrs. Janet M. Magee

Heritage  – Did You Know …   Erected in 1979, Janet Magee Manor was named in honour of Mrs. Janet Magee, a dedicated community worker in North Toronto, who was born in Lombardy, Perth County, Ont. Read more at: http://www.torontoplaques.com/Pages/Janet_M_Magee.html      Janet M. Magee Historical Plaque – torontoplaques.com www.torontoplaques.com

Second Annual Davisville Village Jane’s Walk (May 5, 2018)

Amy Isaac, Sharon Mourer organized a very successful Davisville Village Jane’s Walk which took place on Saturday May 5, 2018. Two large groups of residents strolled through the neighbourhood and discovered some well hidden historical homes and sites in Davisville Village East.. Thanks to our Jane’s Walk leaders, community volunteers and everyone who came out to learn about our neighbourhood. In  case you missed the walk, we will be doing a repeat in conjunction with … Read moreSecond Annual Davisville Village Jane’s Walk (May 5, 2018)