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Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society
Ongoing event running from Wed Jan 07, 2015 - Wed Dec 30, 2015
Northern District

NTHS: The North Toronto Historical Society meets the last Wednesday of the month from Jan-May and Sept-Nov. No registration required!...

Icon of the event Fort McMoney - The Film - National Film Board of Canada Documentary
Mon Apr 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brentwood

2013 documentary - 52 minutes - When the Fort McMoney documentary game went online, it received both critical and public acclaim. The film version returns to Fort McMurray, Alberta, the world's third largest oil reserve, to ...

Icon of the event All About Jane's Walk
Mon Apr 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brentwood

Interested in local history? Interested in volunteering? Find out more about Jane's Walk and how you can participate this coming May 1-3, 2015....

Icon of the event Heritage Ontario
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Leaside

Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with Barry Penhale and some very special guests....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Apr 21
Tue Apr 28
Tue May 05
Tue May 12
Tue May 19
Icon of the event Humber River Watershed; A Journey From Past to Present
Thu Apr 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eatonville

The Humber is Toronto's largest river system and has a rich and unique history. Discover why this river is such a significant landmark and learn what the City of Toronto is doing to protect the natural areas surrounding it f...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Ted Barris presents The Great Escape: A Canadian Story.

Icon of the event Celebrate Riverdale:  Richard Hazzard - History of Riverdale Collegiate
Wed Apr 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Join Richard Hazzard, author of "Writers in Our Midst", as he tells about many famous (and not so) Riverdalians over the years. These include: Morley Callaghan, Lincoln Alexander, Punch Imlach, and other authors, actors, de...

Icon of the event The Shadow Side of Sunnyside
Wed Apr 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

In the lead up to the weekend of Jane's Walks, come hear about the history of Sunnyside, from the heydey of The Palais Royale, the Amusement Park, etc., to the uncertain aftermath of the Gardiner Expressway. How well did the...

Icon of the event Nature in the City with David Crombie
Wed Apr 29, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northern District

David Crombie explores the topic of Toronto?s relationship with its natural heritage in this illustrated presentation. From the earliest days nature was seen as both bountiful and dangerous, and as something to be exploited. ...

Icon of the event Jane's Walk: Downsview - the top of the town
Fri May 01, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Downsview

Come and enjoy a fun, fact-filled stroll through the neighbourhood around the Downsview Library. Discover who named the area; the history of the Downsview United Church; why the Moth Gardens Parkette was patterned on Italian ...