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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 Nov 25
Tue Jan 27
Icon of the event Heritage Ontario
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below

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

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 25
Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm on recurring dates listed below

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 Nov 25
Tue Jan 27
Tue Feb 24
Icon of the event Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

This 4-week course, for intermediate & advanced-level genealogists, explores ways in which maps and mapping tools contribute to family history research, analysis and writing, proving that today's genealogists need not limit t...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 26
Icon of the event Recollections of  Neighbourhood: Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina
Wed Nov 26, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Publisher John Parry and Designer Anne Vellone dicuss this geographical memoir of a historical Toronto neighbourhood. Recollections of a Neighbourhood shows how academics, writers, activists, artists,and neighbours worked tog...

Icon of the event Basic Genealogy and Family History
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
North York Central Library

Designed for those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic research skills, this course will cover terminology, types of sources, the use of on-line resources, libraries and archives, including LDS Family Histo...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 26
Icon of the event 1914-2014, Toronto Remembers the Great War
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Author of Death So Noble, Professor Jonathan Vance (University of Western Ontario), considers the challenges of remembering this catastrophic event, and how those challenges have changed as the centenary approaches. When we a...

Icon of the event We Remember: Meet Mr. John Honsberger
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

In collaboration with The Memory Project, Jones Branch is proud to welcome Mr. John Honsberger who will discuss his experiences in World War II. Join us in celebrating the many men and women who have sacrificed themselves for...

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

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...