ALBION-BOLTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The ALBION-BOLTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY was established in 1974 and is an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society. The objectives of the Society are to arouse interest in the story of the people and places of the district of Albion-Bolton; to collect, classify, edit and preserve information on the history of the area; and, to disseminate its knowledge and material to the general public by publishing information and holding public meetings.
Contact: Raymond Bottoms, President (905) 857-1369
BELFOUNTATIN HERITAGE SOCIETY
The BELFOUNTAIN HERITAGE SOCIETY was formed in 1992 to protect and preserve the heritage of the hamlet of Belfountain and surrounding area. It became affiliated with the Ontario Historical Society in 1994, and is incorporated. The Society is made up of residents of Belfountain and nearby villages.
BRAMPTON HERITAGE BOARD
The BRAMPTON HERITAGE BOARD is a Committee established through by-law by City Council under the authority of the Ontario Heritage Act.
It serves as Brampton’s “municipal heritage committee” within the context of the Ontario Heritage Act.
The mission of the Brampton Heritage Board is to advise City Council on the identification, conservation and promotion of resources that are identified as being of cultural heritage value or interest. Contact: 905-874-3825
BRAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Brampton Historical Society’s mandate is to Conserve, Celebrate and Promote Brampton’s History and through continuing programs educate, preserve and enjoy the Heritage of Brampton and its surroundings.
www.bramptonhistoricalsociety.com or 905-457-0058
CALEDON EAST & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The objectives of the CALEDON EAST & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY are: To promote and stimulate interest in the history of the people and places of Caledon East and District; To collect, classify, edit and preserve information relating to this district; To disseminate material so collected by publishing, by holding meetings for the presentation of papers and discussion, and by marking historic sites.
Primary Contact: George Judge, President; Phone: (Residence) 905-584-1341
CALEDON VILLAGE HERITAGE COMMITTEE
Works to preserve and promote the heritage of Caledon Village. Projects include adding heritage plaques to historic buildings and developing a heritage walking tour of Caledon Village. Also compiling historical records and photographs of the Village which includes a PowerPoint presentation of village core images, past and present.
Margaret Foster, Chair; Phone: (Residence) 519-927-5278
CANADA’S HISTORIC PLACES
Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F/P/T) governments recognize the contribution historic places make to our communities. Since 2001, these governments have worked together to jointly develop core heritage conservation tools. The Canadian Register of Historic Places (CRHP) lists all historic places recognized for their heritage value at the local, provincial, territorial and national levels throughout Canada, providing a single source of information about these important places.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF HERITAGE PROFESSIONALS
CAHP was founded in 1987 to represent the interests of professional practitioners in many related fields of heritage conservation. The organization maintains the following objectives: to represent and further the professional interests of heritage consultants active in both public and private sectors; to establish and maintain principles and standards of practice for heritage consultants; to enhance awareness and appreciation of heritage resources and the contribution of heritage consultants; and, to foster communication among private practitioners, public agencies, and the public at large in matters related to heritage conservation.
ESQUESING HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Esquesing Historical Society maintains an ever increasing collection of archival material and photographs, housed in the Georgetown Branch of Halton Hills Public Libraries. These are all indexed, filed, and preserved in archival acid free containers in an extremely professional manner. The collection is available to the public on a request basis, and information on the collection can be found at the library, in the reference department, or searched by subject on the society’s excellent website
ETOBICOKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
c/o Montgomery’s Inn,
4709 Dundas St. W.,
Etobicoke ON M9A 1A8
Championing the preservation of Etobicoke’s heritage for over 50 years. All are welcome to join us on 4th Thursdays at 7:30 pm at Montgomery’s Inn to hear fascinating speakers on a variety of historical topics. Free admission. Check our website for details. Join and receive our dynamic newsletter, The Aldernews.
FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOLHOUSE
Friends of The Schoolhouse is an independent and self-sustaining association of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving and supporting The Old Britannia Schoolhouse and its educational programme by acting as an advocacy and advisory body on behalf of the students of Peel. This association raises fund in order to provide financial support for The Schoolhouse and its programmes.
Oakville has a rich history that is still visible today in its many historic buildings and landscapes. Many of these properties are designated or listed on the Town of Oakville Heritage Register, which contains approximately 900 properties.
The role of Heritage planning staff is to assist in the documentation and protection of these historical sites and help guide change to these properties through the heritage permit process. The Heritage Oakville Committee, an advisory committee to Council, also contributes to heritage conservation in Oakville by reviewing heritage permit and development applications related to heritage properties.
KING TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Over the decades KTHS members have been actively engaged in preservation and restoration of built heritage such as the King Railway station, the King Christian Church, the Lloydtown Pioneer Cemetery, the Lloydtown cairn and the signage for the Carrying Place Trail. The King Township Museum was also a cherished project long before it came under the care of the municipality; the Society now cooperates in continuing the the township Museum’s role as a centre for the King’s heritage and cultural activities.
MISSISSAUGA HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The City’s heritage team identifies and protects Mississauga’s cultural heritage property. Staff formally recognizes and monitors properties deemed to have cultural heritage value, as per the Ontario Heritage Act, to ensure that changes are sympathetic to the site’s heritage attributes. Such property includes built heritage, cultural landscapes and heritage conservation districts.
For more information on heritage conservation at the City, contact the Culture Division at 905-896-5314. For more information on the Heritage Advisory Committee, contact the Office of the City Clerk at 905-615-3200.
MISSISSAUGA SOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Established in 1963, the Mississauga South Historical Society holds five meetings a year on the third Tuesday of the months of January, March, May, September and November. It has become a tradition that the January meeting is a “Show and Tell” at which there is never a shortage of interesting items and stories. Our May meeting usually features a heritage-themed trip. Other meetings feature a guest speaker and start promptly at 7.30 pm. The society meets at several locations throughout southern Mississauga. Visitors are welcome.
NEW TORONTO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The aim of the New Toronto Historical Society is to preserve and promote the history of the Town of New Toronto. We hold 3 to 4 meetings per year engaging speakers that discuss local historical topics. We publish a newsletter twice per year that is distributed electronically and/or by paper mailing. Our membership fees help to cover the cost of maintaining the website, and operating costs for our newsletter mailings and meetings. We constantly update and add to our website through contributions by our members, and we pride ourselves on its content.
OAKVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Oakville Historical Society – discovering, preserving, promoting and sharing Oakville Ontario’s historical heritage for over 55 years.
www.oakvillehistory.org or 905-844-2695
ONTARIO BLACK HISTORY SOCIETY
The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage. The Society aims to foster public interest and encourage the interest of Black History through: Recognition, preservation and promotion of the contributions of Black peoples and their collective histories through education, research and cooperation; Sponsorship and support of educational conferences and exhibits in this field; Promoting the inclusion of material on Black History in school curricular.
ONTARIO HERITAGE CONNECTION
The mandate of the Ontario Heritage Connections is to provide a “first stop” for anyone seeking information on Ontario’s heritage; to serve as a tool for the exchange of Ontario’s heritage news; to build a network of links to Ontario’s heritage websites; to raise public interest and awareness in Ontario’s heritage; to promote Ontario’s heritage research and education; to encourage partnerships for the exchange of news and information.
ONTARIO HERITAGE TRUST
For over four decades ONTARIO HERITAGE TRUST has been on the front lines of heritage conservation. As the province’s lead heritage agency, we have been entrusted with keeping Ontario’s heritage alive and meaningful. The Trust is the only legislated heritage organization responsible for the identification, protection, renewal and promotion of all types of Ontario’s heritage – built, cultural and natural. We are the Government of Ontario’s trustee for properties of provincial heritage interest.
ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Ontario Historical Society, Established in 1888, is a non-profit corporation and registered charity; a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving some aspect of Ontario’s history.
www.ontariohistoricalsociety.ca or 416-226-2740
STREETSVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The STREETSVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY began in 1970 and is a non profit group. We are dedicated to collecting, preserving and promoting interest in the history of our “Village in the City”. We hold our meetings in February, April, October and December. In May we have a bus tour to various historical sites in the province. We welcome new members and visitors.
For more information contact:
Anne Byard [email protected]
Jean Watt 905-826-1860
TORONTO BRANCH UELAC
Toronto branch membership is $55 for the calendar year. Membership forms are available on our website.
As the oldest UEL organization in Canada, Toronto Branch offers its members the following advantages:
-a focus on Loyalist genealogy, with monthly meetings featuring expert speakers on Loyalist topics
-meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month (Sept-May). Check our website for further details.
-an excellent library and archives open to the public for use (Thursdays 10:30-3:30 or by appointment)
-“Fidelity” our branch newsletter
-“Loyalist Gazette” which is published twice a year by the UELAC
Suite 300, 40 Scollard St., Toronto, ON M5R 3S1
President: Karen Windover UE
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 416-489-1783 / Fax: 416-489-3664
TORONTO HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1998, the Toronto Historical Association (THA) is an umbrella organization representing volunteer heritage organizations from across the City of Toronto, which actively participate in heritage preservation and public education programs about Toronto’s heritage.
Organized as a registered not-for-profit organization, THA is an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society. The Association operates on a volunteer basis with a Board of Directors, drawn from among the Member organizations
TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The mandate of the TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY is to research, interpret and promote the history of the Town of York and early Toronto, and to foster the preservation of the Town of York’s surviving built environment. The Society operates Toronto’s First Post Office, a museum, National Historic Site and Canada Post dealership.
Janet Walters Director/Curator
Toronto’s First Post Office
260 Adelaide Street EastToronto, Ontario M5A
email: [email protected]
TRAFALGAR TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The society, established in January 2006, was founded on the work of the Trafalgar 200 Committee that held a celebration for the 200th anniversary of the Township. The history of the older, agricultural communities of North Oakville that were settled as early as 1806 are not presently well documented or celebrated. All of the community now known as Oakville was once Trafalgar Township. Trafalgar Township ceased to exist with its amalgamation with Oakville in 1962. The Trafalgar Township Historical Society focuses on the area bounded by Dundas, Lower Baseline, Burloak Drive and Winston Churchill.
The four main goals of the Historical Society are to: Educate the community about our rich history and establish a schoolhouse museum; Document with photos and oral accounts, the history of the Township to establish an archives; Preserve historical buildings and landmarks; Celebrate the lives of our early settlers.
WESTON HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT
The Weston Heritage Conservation District promotes the preservation and protection of the built heritage of Weston through the policies and guidelines within the Weston Heritage Conservation District Plan. Through the knowledge and information gained in this process, it is hoped that the neighbourhood will maintain its historical atmosphere and integrity while encouraging an ever increasing sense of goodwill among residents.
WEST TORONTO JUNCTION HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The West Toronto Junction Historical Society is a non-profit, charitable, volunteer organization. It was formed in 1980 by a group of local residents with the active support of the City of Toronto Planning and Development Department and Councillor David White. It was then incorporated in 1981 as an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society.
www.wtjhs.ca or 416-763-3161