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 service.

Current Meeting Schedule

Click here to view the current meeting schedule.

Fall Walking Tour
- Lawrence Park: The Garden Suburb - Saturday, October 14, 2023 2:00-3:30 p.m.   (Rain or Shine)

Meeting place: George H. Locke Memorial Library
SE corner Yonge St. and Lawrence Ave. East

Discover the history, architecture and natural beauty of this early garden suburb for which plans were
developed in 1909. The walk will cover the area south of Lawrence Ave. East  and will also
feature Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens.


Some Activities


Public Meetings


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

Interesting Links

         Tim Morawetz's Art Deco Website

Heritage Toronto

Toronto Public Library

Toronto's Heritage Register

City of Toronto Archives

Marta O'Brien's Walking Tours

Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries 

ERA Architects Inc.

ASI  Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Services

The Carlu

Etobicoke Historical Society

York Pioneers