• Councillor Mark Grimes

Summer History Series

Be sure to tune in to the Etobicoke Historical Society's Summer History Series. This free lecture series will be held virtually on Zoom in July and August. Check out the presentation descriptions below, and visit here to get the registration links.

Thursday July 21st @ 7:30pm: The Kingsway

"Kingsway was the vision of one man, Robert Home Smith. A lawyer by training but a natural-born town planner, Home Smith took 3,100 acres of ordinary Etobicoke farmland and turned it into an elegant series of subdivisions that were deemed “A bit of England far from England”. Centered around the Old Mill, they offered not only a new vision of town planning but of upper middle class life in Toronto. So “jump on the bus” with EHS Historian Richard Jordan for an enjoyable virtual journey through this picturesque and historic neighbourhood."

Thursday August 18th @ 7:30pm: Etobicoke's Historic Lakeshore

"Mimico, New TorontoandLong Branchshare many things, including the streetcars of Lakeshore Boulevard West and the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, but they have very different histories.Mimico is an older town, once the home of palatial estates. New Toronto had its start as a gritty industrial suburb. And Long Branch began as a gated, upper class cottage community and resort in Victorian times. Join EHS Historian Richard Jordan as he travels back in time on this virtual historic tour of Etobicoke’s three lakeshore communities."