September 28


07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

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Join us on September 28th for our annual AGM, from our virtual location at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theaters!

The Town of York Historical Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 28th online via Zoom. Following the business meeting, there will be a special talk by Ellen Flowers, Manager of Marketing and Communications at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theater Centre, who will give us a peek behind the curtain and speak about the theater centre and its history.

FREE for TYHS members, $10 for non-members.


How to attend:

This is a virtual event that will take place via Zoom. Details on how to join are included in the confirmation email. Participants can attend via computer, tablet, smartphone or dial-in via phone.

All are welcome but space is limited. Please RSVP!


The past, the present and persistence: The story of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres have had a long and storied history. From their glory days as a Vaudeville roadhouse to an MGM movie palace to their near demise and multi-million-dollar rebirth. Persistence is what has kept this “double-decker” theatre going since 1913.

Owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust, we’ll further investigate into the Elgin and Winter Garden story and recount many interesting facts. For instance, how many times has the Elgin changed its name and what precious artifact was lost in the theatre’s fire. We’ll also share secrets of The Winter Garden, like why was bread dough so important to the restoration project and what was found backstage undisturbed for over 60 years.

Known for her comprehensive “walk-thru” theatre tours, Ellen Flowers, Marketing & Communications Manager will switch it up and present a “talk-thru” slide show. Join us as we travel through the years of this celebrated building.


If you are interested in nominating someone to the Town of York Historical Society at this meeting, we encourage you to get in touch via email to by 11:59pm, September 27th.