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
Fall Walking Tour - The Top of North Toronto
Sunday, October 20, 20132 p.m. (rain or shine)
We will meet in front of Fairlawn Avenue United Church at
28 Fairlawn Avenue (5 blocks north of Lawrence Avenue,
just west of Yonge Street).
The walk will feature a worker's house from Alfred St.
Germain's estate and a number of elegant houses in the
Teddington Park area, including the former mansion of Steve
Stavro who owned the Toronto Maple Leafs and Knob Hill Farms.
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: