History & Genealogy

Icon of the event Richard Gerrard: New Archaeology at Fort York/19th Century Schooner Excavation
Tue Sep 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Join the presentation by Richard Gerrard (Historian, City of Toronto Museum and Heritage Services) on new archaeology at Fort York and an update on the 19th Century Schooner Excavation. Co-sponsored by the Beach and East Toro...

Icon of the event Royal Weddings from Victoria and Albert to Harry and Meghan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Leaside

Royal Weddings have been the focus of popular fascination for centuries. Queen Victoria popularized the white wedding dress and her descendants have also exerted a profound influence on how marriages are celebrated around the...

Icon of the event The Forest School in High Park
Thu Sep 20, 2018 | 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Learn about one of Toronto's most progressive schools, circa 1915.

Icon of the event Ancestry.ca Library Edition and FamilySearch.org
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Co-sponsored with the Toronto branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, this 3 week course introduces two of the largest genealogical databases of Canadian and International records. Participants learn how to evaluate searc...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 20
Thu Sep 27
Thu Oct 04
Icon of the event First Story Bus Tour - East Tour
Sat Sep 22, 2018 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Spadina Road

Join us for a three hour bus tour of pre-contact and post-contact landmarks that highlight the Indigenous presence in Toronto. The tour will begin at the Spadina Road branch and take you through important landmarks throughout...

Icon of the event Call Me Pisher : a Madcap Romp Through City Hall
Mon Sep 24, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

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 25
Tue Nov 27
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 Sep 25
Tue Oct 02
Tue Oct 09
Tue Oct 16
Tue Oct 23
Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Sep 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Richard Fiennes- Clinton presents: Lost Toronto. A look back at demolished architecture of Toronto.

Icon of the event Exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement
Wed Sep 26, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

The Arts and Crafts Movement in Great Britain had a profound impact on architecture, design and social thought in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In an illustrated lecture, historian Carl Benn will introduc...