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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 Finding Images of the Past
Fri Sep 28, 2018 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

In this computer class you will learn how to search historical images using popular online search engines and the library's Digital Archive collection. Get hands-on practice exploring the library's treasure trove of rare digi...

Icon of the event First Story Bus Tour - West Tour
Sat Sep 29, 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 Basic Genealogy and Family History
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Co-sponsored with Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. This 8 week course is designed for beginning researchers or those looking to upgrade their research skills and will cover terminology,online resources,libr...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 02
Tue Oct 09
Tue Oct 16
Tue Oct 23
Tue Oct 30
Icon of the event Captain Mort Lightstone: Escaping Death in Vietnam
Tue Oct 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Little is known about the few Canadians who served in Vietnam. Memory Project Ambassador Captain Mort Lightstone was one such Canadian. As a member of the Canadian Air Force he was part of a team sent to Vietnam in 1973 to he...

Icon of the event Finding Images of the Past
Thu Oct 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Brentwood

In this computer class you will learn how to search historical images using popular online search engines and the library's Digital Archive collection. Get hands-on practice exploring the library's treasure trove of rare digi...

Icon of the event General Stores of Canada : Merchants and Memories
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

R.B. Fleming will discuss the book ...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Oct 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 Ron Brown presents: Back Roads of Ontario.

Icon of the event East York Historical Society Discussion Group
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your local neighbourhood. Bring your questions, photos, and memorabilia.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 24
Icon of the event Another Country, Another Life: an evening with Patrick Boyer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

A young law clerk from England falls in love in 19th-century New York and reinvents himself in Canada.