Community Events

Photo: William Rennie home, Ellis Ave, E side, around Grenadier Heights; showing garden-party. Approx 1900, via Toronto Library.

Community Events

Saturday, April 27, 2019 Heritage York Humber River Clean Up 9:30 am Lambton House View the “What’s Up with the Humber River?” exhibit, then join a walk to the Humber River for clean-up from 10-Noon, refreshments follow.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 SHS Meeting, 7:15 for 7:30 pm, Swansea Town Hall Speaker: Alexandra Kim – “A Royal Presentation: Curating the Dress Collection at Kensington Palace”. Have you ever wondered what it is like to dress like a King or Queen? Learn how to dress “royally” from Alexandra Kim, formerly a curator at England’s historic Kensington Palace, home of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection which contains items dating from the 1500s to the present day. After working in a variety of British museums, Alexandra moved to Canada. She is now a Curator with the City of Toronto, in charge of Montgomery’s Inn in Etobicoke and Gibson House in North York.

Friday, May 3, 2019 Heritage York Pub Night Lambton House Featured band:  John and Julie Dorsey.  Doors open at 6 pm with roast beef sandwiches on sale, music at 8:00 pm, and no cover

Friday, May 3, 2019 through Sunday, May 5, 2019 Janes Walk Festival, specific walks to be announced including…

Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:00 am, Lambton House “Pedal into the Past” A Jane’s Walk bike ride down the Humber River, stopping at points significant to the early history of Toronto, and east to Fort York, ending about 1:00 pm

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Heritage York History Night Lambton House Ted Glenn on “Riding Into Battle: Canadian Cyclists in the Great War” A history of bicycles in the Canadian military, including the “Battle of the Humber” training exercises along the Humber River

Saturday, May 25, 2019 and Sunday, May 26, 2019 Doors Open Toronto, exhibiting locations in western Toronto TBA

Thursday, June 6, 2019 West Toronto Junction Historical Society Meeting 7:00 pm Annette Library  TBA

Friday, June 7, 2019 Heritage York Pub Night Lambton House Featured performer:  Jane Drake.  Doors open at 6 pm with roast beef sandwiches on sale, music at 8:00 pm, and no cover

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Swansea Historical Society Annual Walk 1:30 pm (Tentative) TBA

Thursday, June 13, 2019 Heritage York History Night 7:30 pm Lambton House Susan M. Hill, Director, Centre for Indigenous Studies, and Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies & Department of History at the University of Toronto

Saturday, August 3, 2019 and Sunday, August 4, 2019 Walk the Six West II:  History on the Humber.  Tentative plans are being made for a follow-on to the hugely successful 2017 event. Times and locations to be determined.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe Walk, 9:30 am Rousseaux Site or 1:00 pm Alex Ling Fountain (Jane Station) Re-trace the first day of Simcoe’s 1793 journey north from Lake Ontario


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