Historical Society Monthly Meetings
September to November 2017
Toronto's Movie Theatres of Yesteryear
Relive the memories of Toronto's old movie theatres during the golden age of the silver screen in a nostalgic trip into the past with Doug Taylor, author of Toronto Theatres and the Golden Age of the Silver Screen and Toronto's Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryear. His presentation will be illustrated with archival photos of the theatres - exteriors, auditoriums, marquees and neon signs - and will be accompanied by personal anecdotes.
Cumberland & Storm: Landmark Masters
Fred Cumberland and William Storm formed the most successful architecture firm in Victorian Toronto. Their works included University College, St. James Cathedral, and much of Osgoode Hall. Architectural historian Marta O'Brien will discuss this partnership through their iconic buildings.
Newsgirls: Gutsy Pioneers in Pre-Feminist Times
Donna Jean Mackinnon, a former reporter for the Toronto Star, will speak about her new book, Newsgirls: Gutsy Pioneers in Canada's Newsrooms, an account of 10 ground-breaking girl reporters who carved out their careers in pre-feminist times.
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 ON THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH IN THE SECOND FLOOR MEETING ROOM AT NORTHERN DISTRICT LIBRARY, 40 ORCHARD VIEW BLVD.