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Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Sep 26, 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 Richard Jordan presents:Murder in the Family Tree.

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 Sep 26
Tue Nov 28
Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society: Toronto's Move Theatres of Yesteryear
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

Relive the memories of Toronto's old movie theatres during the golden age of the silver screen in a nostalgic trip into the past with Doug Taylor, author of "Toronto's Theatres and the Golden age of the Silver Screen" and "To...

Icon of the event Digitizing Family Memories
10:00 am - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cedarbrae

Bring your photographs, family heirlooms, writings and other materials to be documented and digitized as part of your personal collection. All Ages welcome. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 28
Icon of the event A Journey Through Pre-Confederation- North Toronto
Sun Oct 01, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Locke

Discover the rural past in a walking tour conducted by the North Toronto historical Society. Learn about early farms and estates such as Glengrove and Kingsland and the families of the area including the McDougalls, Sniders a...

Icon of the event Search Out Your Canadian Roots: An Introduction to Canadian Genealogy Records
Mon Oct 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Alderwood

Guest family researcher Natalie Lisowiec introduces you to researching your family history in Canada and the various resources that are available to help you in your quest. To register for this free program please call 416-39...

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

Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with Barry Penhale and some special guests. For more information, please contact Marjorie McLeod at 416-425-1392.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 03
Tue Oct 10
Tue Oct 17
Tue Oct 24
Tue Oct 31
Icon of the event Basic Genealogy and Family History - REGISTRATION IS FULL
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 8 week course will cover basics of online and on-site research. Learn how to evaluate and organize your results. Lecturer: Jane E. MacNamara Pre-r...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 03
Tue Oct 10
Tue Oct 17
Tue Oct 24
Tue Oct 31
Icon of the event How we changed Toronto in the 1970s, and how Toronto has changed since
Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Toronto City Council had a reform agenda in the 1970s - it stressed social democracy and social equity, and it established a world-wide reputation for Toronto as a progressive city. The scope of those changes was enormous, bu...

Icon of the event Meet Peter Vronsky, Writer in Residence, Fall 2017
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers. No registration required.