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.
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
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.
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.
We also hold some afternoon Discussion Group
meetings. See our events page for details. Guests are welcome at all
- Display at Doors
Open Toronto in May at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
- Lead historical
walks in East York
- Participate in
Canada Day festivities at Stan Wadlow Park and walk in the East York
Canada Day Parade
- Collaborate with
community groups to research, publish and promote East York's History.
- Attend consultations
and advocate for heritage and cultural issues and participate on
Community Liaison Committees.
- Arrange for plaques
to commemorate historic people and sites
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
In an effort to
rekindle East York spirit we are selling
East York Flags.
Small desktop flags
are available for $10 and large 3' x 6' flags will be sold for $90 and
27" x 54"
flags for $70. We will be ordering more as soon as we receive 15 orders.
We also plan to
reorder the poster of Topham Park which was created in co-operation
Gordon Brown Middle School in 2010. Please let us know if you would
like to order one.
our East York Tidbits,
brief descriptions of significant and sometimes colourful East York
people, places and events.
The President of the
East York Historical Society
is Pancheta (Pat) Barnett. firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Margaret McRae
This page was revised on Jan. 8, 2015.