North Toronto Historical Society Monthly Meetings
September to November 2010


FROM QUEENSTON TO KINGSTON: THE HIDDEN HERITAGE OF ONTARIO'S SHORELINE

Author, geographer and travel writer Ron Brown presents an illustrated talk based on his new book. Travel the shoreline of Lake Ontario to discover ghost ports, forgotten coves, old forts and historic lighthouses.


THE TRILLIUM AND TORONTO ISLAND

Popular local historian and author Mike Filey traces the remarkable history of the Trillium, the steam ferry which marked its 100th anniversary in June of this year. Copies of Filey's book, reissued in a special centenary edition, will be available for purchase.

REMEMBERING TORONTO: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW WE HAVE MARKED OUR PAST

An illustrated talk presented by historian  Gary Miedema.

From gravestones to public monuments to commemorative plaques, Torontonians have long tried to remember their past. Their efforts can tell us a great deal about how Torontonians have understood themselves and about how that understanding has changed. An historian of symbolism and identity in public life, Dr. Miedema has also been responsible for the revival of Heritage Toronto's Plaques and Markers Program since 2005.



FREE ADMISSION. EVERYONE WELCOME. PROGRAMS ARE COSPONSORED BY NORTHERN DISTRICT LIBRARY AND THE NORTH TORONTO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.


MEETINGS BEGIN AT 7:30 P.M. (REFRESHMENTS FROM 7:10 P.M.) AND ARE HELD IN THE SECOND FLOOR MEETING ROOM AT NORTHERN DISTRICT LIBRARY, 40 ORCHARD VIEW BLVD.

NOTE:  DURING CLOSURE OF THE MAIN FLOOR OF NORTHERN DISTRICT LIBRARY FOR RENOVATION, THE SECOND FLOOR MEETING ROOM WILL BE ACCESSIBLE BY ELEVATOR OR STAIRS FROM THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE BUILDING.