Archive for July, 2011

Paul McGrath Memorial Lecture: August 4th

Monday, July 18th, 2011
 Friends and associates of the late Paul McGrath are very pleased to announce the first annual lecture in honour of a remarkable, accomplished and greatly-missed local and family historian.The 2011 Toronto History Lecture

in memory of Paul McGrath

 Rebel Remembered: The Legacy of William Lyon Mackenzie,150 Years After His Death

 Free admission but reservations required

 Thursday, 4 August 2011
7:30 pm sharp (refreshments 6:30–7:30)

City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Road, Toronto

 The inaugural Toronto History Lecture in Paul’s memory will feature a colourful and controversial figure from the city’s past.

Don’t miss writer and historian Chris Raible, as he presents “Rebel Remembered: The Legacy of William Lyon Mackenzie, 150 Years After His Death”. Chris is an expert in Upper Canadian history with a particular focus on the career of Toronto’s first mayor. He is the author of four books – two on Mackenzie – and has spoken and conducted seminars for many heritage organizations.

 Join us for refreshments before the lecture to find out more about the Archives and its spectacular collection of records – including 12 million photographs, more than 3000 maps, and records from the townships, villages and boroughs that form Toronto today.

For more information about this special event and to reserve a seat, visit

 The Toronto History Lecture is organized and supported by an informal group of friends and associates of Paul McGrath and the following organizations:

City of Toronto Archives

Ontario Genealogical Society