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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. For information about weekly topics, please contact the branch at 416-396-3835.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 20
Tue Jan 27
Tue Feb 03
Tue Feb 10
Tue Feb 17
Icon of the event Remembering Toronto's Indigenous and Colonial Pasts
Tue Jan 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Spadina Road

What is the indigenous and colonial history of the Toronto area and why don't Torontonians know more about it? With Dr. Victoria Freeman, York University.

Icon of the event Introduction to Map Making Using QGIS
Thu Jan 22, 2015 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Learn the basics of creating a map using the open source software Quantum GIS (QGIS) and open source data. Basic computer skills necessary. To register, call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event A Toronto Woman's Story - Holocaust Survivor Documentary
Mon Jan 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A moving documentary about the artistry and struggle of Canadian figure skating coach and choreographer Ellen Burka. She recounts her life from pre-war Amsterdam, to Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps, to Dutch...

Icon of the event The Great War through the eyes of a child
Mon Jan 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jane/Dundas

Florence Myrtle Smith who was only two when the Great War broke out. She and her Mother followed her father, a soldier, to England. The first thing her father told her when she arrived in England, was ?If anyone ever asks you...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Julie Oakes presents Victorian Funeral Follies.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 27
Tue Feb 24
Tue Mar 24
Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting the speaker is Joann Tuskin, U.E., Genealogist and retired teacher.

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

Presentation on local historical subjects by the East York Historical Society. Meetings are free and have a guest speaker. All welcome. Call 416-396-3975 for information.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 27
Tue Mar 31
Icon of the event Maps: Worth a Thousand Words
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Come learn about maps and tour the Map Collection at the Toronto Reference Library. Find out who uses maps and when, why the information they provide makes them essential research tools. To register call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event East York Historical Society Discussion Group
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Bring your questions, photos, and memorabilia, and join the discussion. Call 416-396-3975 for the topic.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Feb 18
Wed Mar 11
Wed Apr 15