Historical Society Monthly Meetings
January to March 2018
Don Station: The Little Station with the Big History
Built in 1896 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, Don is the last surviving 19th century railway station in Toronto and is currently open to the public at the Toronto Railway Museum in Roundhouse Park. In this illustrated talk, Derek Boles, Chief Historian of the Toronto Railway Museum, will cover the history of the building and railway development in the Don Valley.
York County Archaeology and the Underground Railway
An archaeological dig was conducted near Elgin Mills Road and Yonge Street in 1995 and the remnants of a log cabin were found. According to oral history, the cabin was somehow connected to the Underground Railroad. Researcher Guylaine Petrin will describe her findings concerning the Black families who occupied the site.
Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922): Canada's Darling Poet
In her time, Marjorie Pickthall, poet and librarian at Victoria University Library, was Canada's most loved literary voice, but today her work is relatively unknown. Join Fiona Smith, librarian at the Toronto Reference Library, as she explores the life of this remarkable independent woman. Illustrated.
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.