<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html><head><title>About the East York Historical Society</title> <!-- Revised 12/29/2013 --> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> </head> <body style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(204, 255, 153);" alink="#ff0000" link="#000099" vlink="#ff6600"> <!--header tables--> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="820"> <tbody> <tr> <td cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" bgcolor="#006600" width="190"><img src="http://eastyork.org/images/eybulldog1sm.jpg" alt="logo" height="158" width="190"></td> <td cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" bgcolor="#006600" width="500"> <p align="center"> <b> <font color="#ccff99" face="Arial,Verdana,Helvetica" size="+2">EAST YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY</font></b></p> <p align="center"><b><font color="#ccff99" face="Arial,Verdana,Helvetica" size="+2"> Toronto, Ontario, Canada <br> </font></b> </p> </td> <td cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" bgcolor="#006600" width="130"><img src="http://eastyork.org/images/cofarms-web.jpg" alt="coat of arms" height="160" width="140"> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <!--horiz menu--> <table bgcolor="#006600" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="820"> <tbody> <tr> <td bgcolor="#006600" width="130"> <center>&nbsp; <a href="http://eastyork.org/eyhs.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><font color="#ffffff" face="Arial,Verdana,Helvetica" size="+1"> <b>Home</b></font></a></center> </td> <td bgcolor="#006600" width="130"> <center> &nbsp; <a href="http://eastyork.org/eyhs/events.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><font color="#ffffff" face="Arial,Verdana,Helvetica" size="+1"><b>Events</b> </font></a></center> </td> <td bgcolor="#006600" width="142"> <center><a href="http://eastyork.org/eyhs/membership.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><font color="#ffffff" face="Arial,Verdana,Helvetica" size="+1">&nbsp; <b>Membership</b> </font></a></center> </td> <td bgcolor="#006600" width="136"> <center><a href="http://eastyork.org/eyhs/plaques.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><font color="#ffffff" face="Arial,Verdana,Helvetica" size="+1">&nbsp; <b>Plaques</b> </font></a></center> </td> <td bgcolor="#006600" width="130"> <center>&nbsp; <a href="http://eastyork.org/tidbits.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><font color="#ffffff" face="Arial,Verdana,Helvetica" size="+1"> <b>Tidbits</b> </font></a></center> </td> <td bgcolor="#006600" width="130"> <center>&nbsp; <a href="http://eastyork.org/index.htm" style="text-decoration: none;"><font color="#ffffff" face="Arial,Verdana,Helvetica" size="+1"><b>East York</b></font></a></center> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div> <p> &nbsp;<!--main content table--> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="820"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="820"> <font color="#ff6600" face="Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif" size="+2"><b>About the East York Historical Society<br> </b></font> <p> &nbsp;<!--main content table--> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="820"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="820"> <font color="#ff6600" face="Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif" size="+1"><b> Our Mission<br> </b></font> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">The East York Historical Society was formed in 1980 and incorporated in 1981 as a non-profit corporation affiliated with the Ontario Historical Society to bring together people interested in the diverse heritage of East York, to research, retain, preserve, and present historical data pertaining to the region. We are trying to increase awareness of our heritage and involve new people in our community.</font></p> <p><font color="#ff6600" face="Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif" size="+1"><b><br> Our Meetings<br> </b></font> </p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1"> The East York Historical Society meets on the last Tuesday of January, March, May, September and November at the S Walter Stewart Library. Refreshments are served at 7:00 pm followed by a 7:30 presentation. We begin with announcements and any Society business followed by an illustrated presentation on a subject of historical interest. </font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">Our meetings are co-sponsored by the Toronto Public Library and are held at the John S. Ridout Auditorium at the S. Walter Stewart Branch at 170 Memorial Park Avenue at Durant Ave.</font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">We are collecting items for various charities which may be brought to any of our meetings. Items are plastic 4 litre milk bags, used postage stamps, pop can tabs and Campbell Soup labels.</font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1"> We&nbsp;also hold some afternoon <span style="font-style: italic;">Discussion Group</span> meetings. See our events page for details. Guests are welcome at all meetings.</font></p> <p><font color="#ff6600" face="Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif" size="+1"><b><br> Community Participation</b></font> </p> <ul> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">Display at Doors Open Toronto in May at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site</font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">Lead historical walks in East York </font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">Participate in Canada Day festivities at Stan Wadlow Park and walk in the East York Canada Day Parade</font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">Collaborate with community groups to research, publish and promote East York's History.</font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">Attend consultations and advocate for heritage and cultural issues and participate on Community Liaison Committees.</font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">Arrange for <b><a href="eyhs/plaques.html"> plaques</a></b> to commemorate historic people and sites</font></li> </ul> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">We are funded by our membership fees and receive assistance from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture and are provided with meeting space by the Toronto Public Library. </font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">In an effort to rekindle East York spirit we are selling <b><a href="eyhs/eastyorkflag.pdf"> East York Flags</a></b>. Small desktop flags are available for $10 and large 3' x 6' flags are being sold for $90 and 27" x 54" flags for $70. We will be ordering the large flags as soon as we receive $50 deposits for most of them because we have to pay a 50% deposit when ordering.<br> If you want one please send a deposit or full payment payable to the East York Historical Society and mail to 107 Cambridge Avenue, Toronto, ON. M4K 2L7. </font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">We also plan to reorder more posters of Topham Park which was created in co-operation with Gordon Brown Middle School in 2010. Please let us know if you would like to order one. The laminated poster is $12 and the legend is 50 cents, </font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">Check out our <b><a href="tidbits.html">East York Tidbits</a></b>, brief descriptions of significant and sometimes colourful East York people, places and events. </font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="+1">The President of the East York Historical Society is Pancheta (Pat) Barnett. <b><a href="mailto:eyhs@eastyork.org">eyhs@eastyork.org</a></b> </font></p> <!--bottom table--> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.petitiononlinecanada.com/petition/longterm-reprieve-and-protection-of-historical-site-at-65-carl-hall-road/355"><b><b>&nbsp;</b></b></a> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="820"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <hr color="#000099" size="1"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p align="center"> <font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica" size="1">Copyright&nbsp; 2015 Margaret McRae <br> This page was revised on March 11, 2015. </font> </p> <hr color="#000099" size="1"> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </p> </div> </body></html>