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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 May 22
Tue May 29
Tue Jun 05
Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Wed May 23, 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 Regan Hutcheson will be a Tour Guide of Markham Heritage Estates at Hwy.48 and 16th Avenue.

Icon of the event The Legacy of Honest Ed Mirvish
Thu May 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

An in-depth discussion of the businessman-entrepreneur Ed Mirvish through all of his dealings in the worlds of his bargain department store, neighbourhood revival of Markham Street Village, theatres in Toronto and London, and...

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 May 29
Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society
Wed May 30, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

THE ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY: LOOKING BACK AT 130 YEARS OF TORONTO HISTORY...

Icon of the event Madeleine Thien & Jan Wong on writing the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Thu May 31, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Giller prize-winner, Madeleine Thien, and ...

Icon of the event One Hundred Years of Struggle: The History of Women and the Vote in Canada
Sat Jun 02, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join historian Joan Sangster for a lively discussion about her new book One Hundred Years of Struggle: The History of Women and the Vote in Canada. This timely book coincides with the 100th anniversary on May 24th of women's ...

Icon of the event Using Your iPad and iPhone for Genealogy
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Co-sponsored with the Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto Branch, this 4 week, hands-on course introduces apps and programs for genealogical research using iPads and iPhones. Instructor: Carol Nichols, Pre-registration requ...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jun 04
Icon of the event Egyptology Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Curious about what it was like to grow up in Ancient Egypt? Get up close to artifact replicas from the Royal Ontario Museum, discover amazing facts about hieroglyphs and mummies, and create art of your own! For ages 8 to 12. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jun 06
Wed Jun 13
Wed Jun 20
Wed Jun 27
Icon of the event History on Film Series - Bridge of Spies (2015)
Wed Jun 06, 2018 | 5:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Brentwood

Today's History on Film Series screening is ...