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Icon of the event 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 Feb 27
Tue Mar 06
Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Karolyn Smardz-Frost presents: Steal Away Home: One Woman?s Epic Flight to Freedom and her Long Road Back to the South.

Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

YORK COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD...

Icon of the event West Toronto Junction Historical Society Monthly Meeting
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

MORE TALES OF TORONTO TRANSIT. Join local transit enthusiasts Trevor Parkins-Sciberras and David Reigate for a fascinating presentation about the history of Toronto Transit, with a focus on public transportation in The Junct...

Icon of the event Create a Digital Memoir - Seniors
Tue Mar 06, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Centennial

Week 3 in a 7-week Seniors Series...

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 Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight
Thu Mar 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Join author Elizabeth Muir as she discusses her book "Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight." The book tells the story of how women first boarded planes, then became pilots and eventually astronauts. Learn as women b...

Icon of the event Anti-Black Racism, Critical Resistance
Tue Mar 20, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Canada's Black population has a long history in this country dating back to the descendants of Africa during the seventeenth century. Today, Canada's Black population is diverse and consists of numerous ethnic, religious, and...

Icon of the event Truth, Reconciliation and Archaeology
Wed Mar 21, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Join speaker ...

Icon of the event Dear Sadie: Love, Lives, and Remembrance from Ontario's First World War
Fri Mar 23, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Jay Young PhD, for a presentation commemorating this year's centennial of the First World War. The Archives of Ontario's "Dear Sadie" exhibit is based on a series of letters between Harry Mason, a Canadian soldier fighti...