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Icon of the event The Art of Cartography
Ongoing event running from Sat Aug 13, 2016 - Sun Oct 16, 2016
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Discover the unexpected beauty of world maps, sea charts, city plans, and atlases from the 16th to the 19th century. This free exhibit features world maps, atlases, manuscript maps, sea charts, celestial maps, city plans and ...

Icon of the event Archive in Your Attic: Discovering Your Family Treasures
Sat Sep 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Important family stories, scrapbooks, letters, and photos that tell the history of Toronto's Chinese Canadian population might be stored in shoeboxes or hidden away in attics, basements, and closets....

Icon of the event The Search for Richard III
Wed Sep 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

A lecture by the Richard III Society of Canada....

Icon of the event Historic Unionville : a Village in the City
Wed Sep 21, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Join author and architectural historian George Duncan as he discusses his book

Icon of the event Mapping the City
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

How is Toronto being mapped by artists, illustrators and geographers today? Join Daniel Rotsztain, Flavio Trevisan and Marlena Zuber in conversation with Shawn Micallef....

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 very special guests....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 27
Tue Oct 04
Tue Oct 11
Tue Oct 18
Tue Oct 25
Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: Sitting Pretty: The History of the Toilet.

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 27
Tue Nov 29
Icon of the event Local History Evenings
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Wednesday, September 28, 2016....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 28
Wed Oct 26
Wed Nov 30
Icon of the event Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of High Park Branch!
Sat Oct 01, 2016 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: High Park

Celebrate High Park Library's Centenary Celebration by taking fun selfies at the Photo Booth from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Followed by a Heritage Toronto plaque unveiling ceremony at 1 p.m. Join architect and social historian Ale...