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Icon of the event Toronto Crime as Local History: Writing Historical Crime Books
Thu Nov 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, leads a panel of Canadian authors (Nate Hendley, Robert J. Hoshowsky, and Lee Mellor) working in the genre of local (To...

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 Nov 21
Icon of the event Introduction to Canadian Genealogy Records
Tue Mar 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Long Branch

Guest family researcher Natalie Lisowiec will present an introduction to researching your family history in Canada and the resources that are available.

Icon of the event From Author to Indie Publisher: Navigating the World of Writing and Selling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will share his experiences in publishing, both traditional and through the new available models that by-pass the "gatek...

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 Nov 21
Icon of the event Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
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. The focus of this course is on understanding and interpreting autosomal DNA and participants must bring autosomal DNA results from one of the major com...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Nov 24
Icon of the event Toronto's Reference Libraries: Past & Present
Wed Nov 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for an illustrated talk by architectural historian Marta O'Brien to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the present Toronto Reference Library. You'll see and hear about the current building's design, and the architectur...

Icon of the event My House is a Very Fine House: The History of Homes in Leslieville:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Join Joanne Doucette, local historian and storyteller, for a free presentation about the homes that line the streets of the Gerrard-Ashdale neighbourhood....

Icon of the event Genealogy 101: Basics of Genealogy
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Morningside

Are you interested in discovering your family tree but are unsure where to start? Join us for this informative seminar that is ideal for those new to genealogy. Experienced researchers are also...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Nov 25
Icon of the event Building Toronto: Stories of the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood
Ongoing event running from Tue Oct 31, 2017 - Mon Nov 27, 2017
Location: St. Lawrence

Heritage Toronto's travelling exhibition showcasing the cultural and built heritage of one of Toronto's earliest neighbourhoods. With thanks to St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association.