North Toronto Historical Society Monthly Meetings
  
April - May  2024




**** Note the time change! ****    Meetings are held from 7 - 8 p.m. in Rm. 224 at Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No refreshments are served - you may wish to bring your own. Co-sponsored by The Toronto Public Library.

 

Wednesday, April 24  7 p. m.  Ontario Carnegie Libraries  .
Join Fiona Smith, Local History Librarian at the Toronto Reference Library, for a visual tour of Ontario's Carnegie Libraries through vintage postcards and other ephemera held in the Special Collections Department. The presentation will feature unique materials highlighting the history of Toronto's beautiful Carnegie branches.

More information on Carnegie Libraries can be found
here.



Wednesday, May 29  7 p. m.  The Sinking of HMHS Llandovery Castle: A Forgotten Tragedy of WWI .
On June 27, 1918, an unarmed clearly-marked Canadian hospital ship was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland by a German U-boat. Most of the ship's crew and Canadian Army Medical Corps personnel on board died in the sinking and the machine-gunning of lifeboats which followed. A handful of survivors escaped to bear witness to this war crime.

Nate Hendley, Toronto-based journalist and author, will give an illustrated presentation on this little-known tragedy based on his recently-published book Atrocity on the Atlantic. Copies of the book will be available for purchase before the presentation.










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