The evening featured some 10 displays from organizations including the City of Toronto Archives, the New Toronto Historical Society, and the Ontario Genealogical Society. Each group also gave a short presentation on its activities, with the EHS’s given by our President, Joel Winter.
The EHS responded to Councillor Grimes’ invitation to participate by developing a display focused on the Lakeshore neighbourhoods of Humber Bay, Mimico, New Toronto, Alderwood and Long Branch. Our exhibit drew considerable interest. It included a slideshow of historic photos compiled from the Society’s collection and from that of Denise Harris; various items relevant to the Lakeshore area from our archives; a photo quiz; our newsletter; and, promotional material for the Society. Joel Winter, Denise Harris and Philip Enros represented the Society. It was a very enjoyable evening with many interesting conversations, posed questions and shared information about the history of the Lakeshore.