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”

Toronto's First Post Office

260 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1

M–F: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
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

Join Our Mailing List

Be the first to find out about post office news and upcoming events!

Help the Town of York Historical Society

Through its work the Society informs contemporary residents and visitors about the origins and early life of Toronto.