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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 Holocaust Education Week - Mrs. Eva Meisels
Mon Nov 06, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Locke

In conversation with Holocaust Survivor, Mrs. Eva Meisels. Eva was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1939, an only child. After her father was taken to a forced labour camp, Eva and her mother were in the Budapest Ghetto and eve...

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 Kew Stories
Sat Aug 19, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Beaches

Join library staff as they share stories with children and adults about our neighbourhood and beyond. Look for us in the library's reading garden or in neighbouring Kew Gardens Park (2075 Queen Street East). Bring along your ...

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 Aug 19
Sat Oct 28
Sat Nov 25
Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society: Architects Cumberland & Storm: Landmark Master
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

Fred Cumberland and William Storm formed the most successful architecture firm in Victorian Toronto. Their works included University College, St. James Cathedral, and much of Osgoode Hall. Architectural historian Marta O'Brie...

Icon of the event In Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Gerda Frieberg: Holocaust Education Week
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre

Join us for a moving discussion and personal account with Gerda Frieberg - a Holocaust survivor....

Icon of the event The Search for Richard III: England's Lost King
Tue Sep 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

In 2012 the world's attention was suddenly focused on a small city in the middle of England. After years of research, hard work and fundraising, an archaeological dig was about to begin. The man in charge of the dig was looki...

Icon of the event Toronto's Astronomical Heritage
Wed Nov 01, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Join us as Dr. John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Toronto discusses how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and outreach....

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:
Tue Sep 05
Thu Sep 07
Tue Sep 12
Thu Sep 14
Tue Sep 19