Annual General Meeting

The Town of York Annual General Meeting takes place each May in a site of heritage significance. Following the business of the AGM, the society enjoys special guest speakers and presentations.

2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
The Redwood Theatre, 1300 Gerrard St. East (at Greenwood).

Speaker: Adam Bunch, author of The Toronto Book of The Dead.

Members: FREE, Non-members: $10. We encourage you to RSVP.

Past AGMs:

2018

Location: Campbell House Museum
Welcome by Liz Driver, Director/Curator, Campbell House
Presentation: Dima Cook, EVOQ Architecture

2017
Location: Young People’s Theatre
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Rollo Myers
Presentation: Allan Penning, YPT’s Director of Development, gave a talk on the history of the building, and lead a tour of the theatre.
2016
Location: The Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Judith McErval
Presentation: Richard Fiennes-Clinton, author of Muddy York: A History of Toronto Until 1834
2015

Location: St. Matthews Lawn Bowling Club
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Elizabeth Elliot
Presentation: Bruce Allen Kopytek, author of Eaton’s: The Trans-Canada Store

2014

Location: Little Trinity Annex
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Alec Keefer
Presentation: Stewart Boden and Samantha Cutrara from the Archives of Ontario on
Dear Sadie: Love, Lives and Remembrance from Ontario’s First World War

2013

Location: iQ Lounge, The Dineen Building
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Clayton Smith
Presentation: Maureen Jennings on Whirlygigs, Diddies and Knee-Tremblers: Vulgar Talk in Victorian Canada

2012

Location: Meeting House, Riverdale Farm
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Sheldon Godfrey
Presentation: Susan Spencer of Spencer’s Mercantile on Women in the War of 1812

2011

Location: Arts & Letters Club
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Margaret McBurney
Presentation: Margaret McBurney on the history of the Arts & Letters Club, and a tour of the Club

2010

Location: Church of the Holy Trinity
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Stephen Otto
Presentation: Jennifer Phipps and Barbara Worthy in a one-act play, A Chat with Miss Chicky

2009

Location: Campbell House Museum
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Peggy Kurtin
Presentation: A screening of the Cinefocus Canada Production, C.W. Jefferys, Picturing Canada, and a tour of Campbell House

2008

Location: The Elgin Lounge in the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre
Inaugural winner of the Sheldon Godfrey Award: Janet Walters
Presentation: A tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre led by Richard Fiennes-Clinton

2007

Location: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
Presentation: Sally Gibson on her book Inside Toronto: Urban Interiors 1880s to 1920s

2006

Location: 1 King St. W. Boardroom
Presentation: Bruce Bell on James Austin and the Dominion Bank

2005

Location: 97 George St.
Presentation: Joan Winearls on “Mapping Toronto’s First Century”

2004

Location: 97 George St.
Presentation: Bruce Bell on “The Walls Around Us”

2003

Location: St. James Cathedral Parish Hall
Presentation: Sheldon Godfrey on “Raised from the Ashes: Toronto’s First Post Office reconstruction and reopening in 1983”

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Toronto, ON M5A 1N1

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Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (416) 865-1833
Email: info@tos1stpo.com

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