Welcome to the North
Toronto Historical Society's Home Page
The North Toronto Historical Society is a volunteer
organization which was established in 1975 as the Central Eglinton
Historical Society. Its goal is to preserve the history of the
area formerly known as the Town of North Toronto. The Town of
North Toronto was formed in 1890 from the unincorporated villages
of Davisville and Eglinton. The village of Bedford Park joined in
1892. The Town existed until 1912 when it was annexed by the City
of Toronto. The Town had its own schools, waterworks and police
Current Meeting Schedule
here to view the
current meeting schedule.
We explored the western part of the cemetery with an emphasis on the
early history of the Town of North Toronto. One of our attendees
discovered the previously-unknown grave site of a relative.
Fall Walking Tour - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
- Saturday, October
Monthly meetings are co-sponsored by Northern District Library
and feature a variety of topics relating to North Toronto and
Walking tours are sponsored by the Society and at least one is
held every year.
Local history research, both of the area and of families in
the area, is conducted by our members. In addition, oral history
recordings have been made of early residents.
Community outreach is facilitated by the Society's collection
of photographs and slides. Speakers are available to address
Publications covering the areas of our walking tours have been
produced by the Society so that you can do your own tour.
Publications may be purchased at our walks, at our monthly
meetings, or at the counter in Northern District Library
Members receive an informative
newsletter four times a year. To view a
sample newsletter, click here.
Meetings are co-sponsored by Northern District Library and are
open to the public. They are held on the last Wednesday of each
month at 7:30 p.m. (refreshments from 7:10 p.m.):
September - November
January - May
The location is the second floor meeting room at Northern
District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (just west of Yonge, the
first street north of Eglinton
Memberships are available at the monthly meetings or the
membership form may be mailed to:
Membership Co-ordinator Note our new mailing address
Ontario M5M 2B2
Current Fees are:
A tax receipt will be issued for donations
of $10 or more (in addition to the fee).
For More Information
North Toronto Historical Society
283 Deloraine Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5M 2B2
Contact Northern District Library for information regarding
the public meetings at
Tim Morawetz's Art Deco
of Heritage Properties
of Toronto Archives
Marta O'Brien's Walking Tours
Group of Cemeteries
ERA Architects Inc.