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Local History & Genealogy Blog

Feb 16 | Posted by John P.
People who follow Canadian history might check in with the “Today in Canadian History”...

Feb 15 | Posted by Annie
The Year of Dog is coming! The Dog is the symbol o...

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Upcoming Programs

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue, Feb 27 | 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. ...

Discover Your Heritage
Tue, Feb 27 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

North Toronto Historical Society
Wed, Feb 28 | 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

YORK COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD...