Events Calendar

Upcoming Events Across Ontario

Riverdale Historical Society (Virtual): The Discovery of Insulin by John Lorinc


The RHS is pleased to welcome back John Lorinc - well known Toronto journalist, editor, historian and author. His presentation this month will feature the historic discovery of Insulin in 1921, one of the most mythologized and consequential stories of Canadian medical science. John Lorinc is a Toronto journalist and editor. He writes about urban...

Riverdale Historical Society (Virtual): Reconciliation: Is it what you thought? With Dr. Cindy Blackstock


An in depth look at inequality, mythology, discrimination and action. The importance of history and learning while working toward reconciliation with tie-ins to work that the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society has done to highlight Dr. Bryce’s legacy, as 2022 will be the 100th anniversary of the publication of “A National Crime.” A member of...

Riverdale Historical Society (Virtual): Technology, Crisis, and Toronto’s Postal Slogans


Join the RHS as we present our September speaker on zoom, Robert O’Dell III.  Mr. O’Dell, a historian of technology, labour and business, joins us from Bloomington, Indiana, USA, and will speak about the local, national and international history and origins of government postal propaganda during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Tuesday, September 27,...

Riverdale Historical Society (Virtual): The 1852 Agricultural Exhibition and the Agricultural Association of Upper Canada with Ross Fair


"Toronto was all bustle and excitement": The 1852 Agricultural Exhibition and the Agricultural Association of Upper Canada Another year’s Canadian National Exhibition has come and gone. But when did exhibitions become an annual tradition and who first organized them? To answer these questions, the talk will centre on the Agricultural Association of Upper Canada (founded...

Riverdale Historical Society (Virtual): Modest Hopes: Homes and Stories of Toronto’s Workers by Leslie Valpy


RHS welcomes Leslie Valpy, a heritage conservationist practitioner and Don Loucks, a Heritage Architect, to speak about their recent book, “Modest Hopes, Homes and Stories of Toronto’s workers from the 1820s to the 1920s”, which celebrates Toronto’s built heritage of row houses, semis, and cottages and the people who lived in them. Toronto’s workers’ cottages are...