In what has been an ambitious multi-year project by the Etobicoke Historical Society, outgoing President James Geneau was pleased to announce today the addition of a new Image library on the historical society’s web site: www.etobicokehistorical.com.
The new online image library includes over 1,810 images organized into 20 historical neighbourhoods within Toronto’s Etobicoke area. It took almost two years of work by volunteer board members of the society to catalogue and digitize these images - originally stored away in the official archives of the society. As the Etobicoke Historical Society prepares to celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2018, this project is seen as being a major legacy project to celebrate this occasion!
Within each neighbourhood gallery, visitors to the site can scroll and sort images based on many different criteria, be it houses, people, community events, churches, civic buildings, and more. The collection will continue to grow and research will be ongoing to update the content and descriptions over the coming years.
To learn more and to view the online image library, simply visit: www.etobicokehistorical/imagelibrary
About Etobicoke Historical Society
The Etobicoke Historical Society was formed in May 1958 as an answer to a growing concern among Etobicoke citizens about the rapidly changing character of what was then the Township of Etobicoke, and the need to preserve our early history. With a rich history, the Etobicoke Historical Society has grown to become the leading organization dedicated to the preservation of Etobicoke's heritage assets and community education. With a growing and loyal membership, our many special projects and events, as well as our annual awards of merit; the Etobicoke Historical Society is dedicated to the community we serve.