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Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Jan 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Jerry Amernic presents: Medicine Man: Seneca Village at Mouth of Rouge River.

Icon of the event Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Co-sponsored with the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, this 3-week course will provide an overview of different types of DNA tests. Lecturer: Linda Reid...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 24
Tue Jan 31
Icon of the event A Nation Divided: Greece on the Verge of Civil War
Tue Jan 31, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Come and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the November 1916 battle of Athens and Greece's entry to the great War. Sakis Gekas, the Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History at York University will share the...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 31
Tue Mar 28
Icon of the event Etobicoke: Past and Present in Pictures
Wed Feb 01, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Richview

This illustrated talk focuses on the rich history of the former Township of Etobicoke as it progressed from forests to farms to the suburbs and industry of today. Old photographs of historic places will each be followed by a...

Icon of the event African Folk Tales with Kwanza Msingwana
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Join us for a vibrant hour of African folk tales, told by poet and storyteller Kwanza Msingwana, who uses percussion instruments to accompany his storytelling....

Icon of the event Newspaper Resources on the Internet
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Learn to search freely available news sources from around the world. To register call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event The humananity of  Pope Francis
Thu Feb 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

Join Professor Rachel Ball, St. Mike?s as she discusses the life and work of Pope Francis....

Icon of the event Lost Breweries of Toronto
Thu Feb 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In this illustrated talk, author Jordan St. John...

Icon of the event Black History Month Speaker - Andrea Scott talk about Viola Desmond
Wed Feb 15, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Join us for our Black History Month speaker, Andrea Scott, as she shares the story of Viola Desmond. Viola was a black businesswoman from Nova Scotia who dared to challenge racial segregation in the 1940s. Learn more about th...