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FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Heritage Toronto is pleased to present an exploration of the latest archaeological insights into the lives of Indigenous people in Southern Ontario prior to contact with Europeans.

Before Ontario: Archaeology and the Province’s First Peoples

Date: Wed Apr 02, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Location: Toronto Reference Library Atrium, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Phone: 416-395-5577

Join the editors and some of the contributors to Before Ontario: The Archaeology of a Province (2013) for a panel discussion. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Marit Munson
  • Dr. Susan Jamieson
  • Dr. Anne Keenleyside (Trent)
  • Dr. Ron Williamson of Archaeological Services Inc.
  • Chief Kris Nahrgang of the Kawartha Nishnawbe First Nation
  • Dr. Neal Ferris (Western Ontario)
  • Dr. Andrew Stewart of Strata Consulting

The panel will be moderated by Shawn Micallef, a noted journalist and Toronto Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence in Fall 2013.

History Matters: Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples Past and Present

Presented in collaboration with and Heritage Toronto

Upcoming Heritage Event: Genealogy Workshop

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Heritage Mississauga and the Halton Peel Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society are pleased to present:

Searching for First World War Ancestors

Date: Saturday February 8th, 2014

Time: 10am-3pm

Location: Historic Robinson Adamson House, 1921 Dundas St. W., Mississauga, ON L5K 1R2 (map)

(one block west of Mississauga Road at Sir John’s Homestead)

Featuring: Professional Genealogist and Lecturer Ruth Blair

Fee: $25.00, Covers both sessions

Fee must be prepaid to reserve seat

Coffee and Tea will be served.

Please make your own arrangements for lunch.

Call to reserve your seat today.

905-828-8411 ext.”0″

Space is limited so call and make your booking early.

Brief Overview:

Session 1: “In Search of Your First World War Ancestors”

Was your ancestor in the First World War? Resources to find military records will be presented whether he be from Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or the United States. If your First World War ancestor was a woman we will also be discussing resources to find service records for women who served at home or on the front.

Session 2: “You Won’t Find it All in Your Ancestor’s First World War Military File”

We will be discussing other resources to help you find out more about your ancestor’s experience in the First World War. You won’t find it all in the military file. These resources will help you build a better picture of what your ancestor and his family went through during the First World War.


FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Meeting of The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society is pleased to present Jane Fairburn, author of Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage.

The theme of Jane’s talk will be, The Beach: New Insights into a Time Honoured Neighbourhood. This is sure to be an interesting lecture and quite possibly a full house, so it would be best to arrive early. Jane will also have autographed copies of her book for sale in advance of the talk.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time: 7:00 – 8:15 pm

Location: The Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E, Toronto.

Contact Info: 416-393-7703

Admission is free. Everyone Welcome

Jane Fairburn Poster4

FYI:Upcoming Heritage Event:Inaugural Meeting of the Beach & East Toronto Historical Society (BETHS)

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The newly reconstituted Beach & East Toronto Historical Society (BETHS) is holding it’s inaugural public meeting at the Beaches Library, this Tuesday, October 29, to inform the neighbourhood of it’s activities, goals and to encourage participation and membership by residents of the local community.

BETHS is honoured to have Gene Domagala presenting at this inaugural meeting.

If you are interested in the history and heritage of the Beach and East Toronto, you are sure to find these events very informative and interesting.

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Time: 7:00-8:15 pm

Location: Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E, Toronto (map)

(P parking available on the East side of Lee Ave., just South of Queen St.)

Speaker: Gene Domagal, Beaches Historian

Gene Domagala Poster

Free Admission. All Welcome

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Russell Heritage Festival 2013

Friday, August 30th, 2013

On Sunday, September 22, 2013, join in the fun and help celebrate the history of Russell and Area (1827-2013) at the Russell Heritage Festival. Activities include:

  •  Bronze casting demonstration by Gary Briggs, Sculptor, Leyline Studio
  •  Quilting demonstration by Victoria Quilts
  •  Wagon Rides & Historical House Tour
  •  Algonquin Awareness Exhibit, by Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation

Don’t forget to visit the Keith M. Boyd Museum and check out their Historical & Genealogical Resources, as well as their local Family Histories.

Click here to download the official Russell Heritage Festival Poster

For more information about the Festival and to contact the Keith M. Boyd Museum, visit their website at:

Upcoming Heritage Event

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Dunnville District Heritage Association Heritage Day

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Haldimand County Public Library: Dunnville Branch (map)

Contact Info:

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Kensington Market Historical Society Inaugural Public Event

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The Kensington Market Historical Society is pleased to present two distinguished speakers, each the author of an iconic book on the region: Jean Cochrane, Kensington (Boston Mills Press, 2000), and Rosemary Donegan, Spadina Avenue (Douglas & McIntyre, 1985).

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St. (at Huron), Toronto (map)

Admission to this event is *free*.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please visit the Kensington Market Historical Society’s website for more information:

The  full announcement may be viewed at:

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event for York Regency Society

Friday, October 19th, 2012

On November 25th, the York Regency Society is hosting another event at Toronto’s First Post Office.  This will feature a Christmas Card Party, Lecture and Tea.  The topic for this month’s lecture is, “An introduction to the Regency: what is it, and why does it matter?” by Karen Millyard. 

Admission for the lecture, meeting, card-writing party and holiday tea on November 25 is $20. This event is open to the general public: you do not need to be a member of the YRS to attend. However, space is limited, and York Regency Society members do receive priority. Tickets must be reserved ahead of time; please book early to prevent disappointment.

For more details on the Christmas Card Party, Lecture, Tea and how to obtain tickets, follow this link to the DanceWeavers website.

The last York Regency Society event sold out, so if you are interested in attending this event, check it out sooner rather than later.