Last week, the Toronto Family History Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society released information on an upcoming evening event in memory of the late Paul McGrath, a remarkable, accomplished and greatly-missed local and family historian. The inaugural Toronto History Lecture in Paul’s memory will feature a colourful and controversial figure from the city’s past.
The speaker will be local writer and historian Chris Raible, as he presents “Rebel Remembered: The Legacy of William Lyon Mackenzie, 150 Years After His Death”. Chris is an expert in Upper Canadian history with a particular focus on the career of Toronto’s first mayor. He is the author of four books – two on Mackenzie – and has spoken and conducted seminars for many heritage organizations.
Before the lecture, be sure to find out more about the Archives and its spectacular collection of records – including 12 million photographs, more than 3000 maps, and records from the townships, villages and boroughs that form Toronto today.
Free admission but reservations required
Thursday, 4 August 2011
7:30 pm sharp (refreshments 6:30–7:30)
City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Road, Toronto
For more information about this special event and to reserve a seat, visit http://tinyurl.com/6hshhsx
The Toronto History Lecture is organized and supported by an informal group of friends and associates of Paul McGrath and the following organizations:
City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives/
Ontario Genealogical Society http://www.ogs.on.ca/