Upcoming Events

Annual General Meeting

December 3rd, 2020. Online. FREE for TYHS members, $10 for non-members.

The Town of York Historical Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 3rd online via ZOOM. Following the business meeting, there will be a special talk by guest speaker Adam Bunch on his new (and much anticipated) book “The Toronto Book of Love”.


Letters to Santa Workshop

December 6th, 1-2:30pm. By Donation.

This year, Christmas may look a little different but there’s no reason why you can still take part in one of the holiday’s most beloved traditions, Letters to Santa!

In this VIRTUAL workshop, Toronto’s First Post Office’s Curator will teach you how to properly write and format a letter to Ol’ Saint Nick. This workshop will include a special appearance and message from the man himself, Santa Claus.


Christmas in the Town of York

December 17th, 2020. 7-8:30pm. By Donation.

Many of us who celebrate Christmas have traditions that we feel are steeped and time honoured. But most of them aren’t as old as we might think. Hardly any of the Christmas traditions that we know today were widely celebrated when the Town of York was founded back in 1793, and can instead be dated to the Victorian era. But we’ll also look back at a time, before the Town of York even started, that Christmas was outlawed and celebrating it was illegal.

Whether you’re passionate about putting up the Christmas decorations, or like to channel your inner Scrooge, you’ll be sure to find something of interest in this presentation!


Toronto Letter Writing Social

Due to COVID-19, our in person meet-ups have been cancelled until further notice. Please join the Toronto Letter Writers Society for details about our virtual meet-ups instead. Details here. 

A free, monthly drop-in for letter-writers, bullet journallers, and all those who would like DEDICATED WRITING TIME in good company!

Hosted by the Toronto Letter Writers Society. The Toronto Letter Writers Society meets the second Sunday of every month at Toronto’s First Post Office. All are welcome to attend and it’s free! Bring your own supplies or use ours.

Unless otherwise noted:
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all workshops and ticketed events. There are no refunds within forty-eight hours of events. Please note that not all events are suited for children.

Bonus: On the day of workshops at Toronto’s First Post Office, participants will get 10% off all regularly-priced merchandise in our gift shop.

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

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