Historical Society Monthly Meetings
January to March 2019
Memories of the Womens College Hospital School of Nursing
Womens College Hospital (WCH) archivist, Heather Gardiner, will introduce the history of nursing education in Canada through the story of the Womens College Hospital School of Nursing, a hospital-based nursing program that operated out of WCH from 1915-1975. Featuring content developed as part of an online exhibit through the Virtual Museum of Canada, the presentation will feature historical photographs, memorabilia and artifacts from the extensive nursing collection in the WCH archives.
Black Settlements, African Canadian Communities
In this program to commemorate Black History Month, Channon Oyeniran of the Ontario Black History Society will give an illustrated talk on the movement and settlement of diverse Black populations to and within Canada in the twentieth century. Emphasis will be given to Toronto and the surrounding area. The presentation will also look at the establishment of various institutions (schools, churches etc.) that were part of the Black Canadian community's survival.
Houses of Worship: Building the City of Churches
Toronto was known for many years as the City of Churches. The steeples were the City's tallest structures until the twentieth century and many of the churches became landmarks. Through this talk, architectural historian Marta O'Brien will share images of worship spaces past and present.
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.