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 - A Journey through pre-Confederation North Toronto                                 Sunday, October 1, 2017 

Participants attending our Fall Walking Tour learned about early farms and estates such as Glengrove and Kingsland and the families of the area including the McDougalls, Sniders and Lawrences. The walk ended at the plaque to Hon. William McDougall, Father of Confederation, on the south side of Lawrence Ave.,  just east of Yonge St.

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

Images Canada

Toronto's Inventory of Heritage Properties

City of Toronto Archives

Marta O'Brien's Walking Tours

Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries 

ERA Architects Inc.

Archaeological Services Inc.

The Carlu

Etobicoke Historical Society

York Pioneers