A message from the Town of York Historical Society President, Tom Arnold:

Like me, you belong to a dedicated community of supporters who care deeply about Toronto history. That’s why I’m asking you to donate this giving season to Toronto’s First Post Office and the Town of York Historical Society.

This year, our Board of Directors has been working hard to raise funds and develop new streams of revenue. The Town of York Historical Society has an important role to play in the community through our increasing number of educational programs and events. We continue to open the eyes of Toronto’s youth to our city’s history through school programs, and have hosted numerous paper craft workshops and events for adults, too. We’re very proud to continue our annual March 6 fundraiser to contribute to Toronto’s cultural landscape, bring our history to life, and celebrate Toronto’s birth as a city in 1834.

We greatly value your previous contributions, but, without your continuing support, the viability of our site is far from certain. We need your help to survive and to flourish. Your donations make authentic and extraordinary experiences possible for all looking for a glimpse into our shared past.

Please give as generously as you can. A gift that would be a “drop in the bucket” to a larger organization will mean the world to us. Simply mail your cheque or donate online by December 31 for a 2017 tax receipt.

Oh, and a reminder this holiday season that we’re also a one-of-a-kind post office! You can support our work by buying your stamps, sending your parcels and buying your cards from the shop. Our ever-expanding gift shop also has a lots of made-in-Canada stocking-stuffers!

I wholeheartedly thank you in advance and wish you and yours all the best in the new year!


Tom Arnold
President, Town of York Historical Society

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Join us on December 14 from 4-7pm for our annual year-end social! Details.

WORKSHOPS IN THE NEW YEAR: Start 2018 on the organized and creative foot with our popular Old Card Workshop or Planning on Paper.

FYI: Toronto's First Post Office will be closed December 24-26, and December 31-January 1.