York Pioneer and Historical Society

The York Pioneer and Historical Society is the oldest historical society in Ontario. Since 1869, the York Pioneers have worked to fulfill the founders’ goal of “preserving the past for the future”. We own and operate Scadding Cabin, Toronto’s oldest

About Us

The York Pioneer and Historical Society (YPHS) began on April 17, 1869, as an informal gathering of men at the Mechanics’ Institute, at the corner of Church and Adelaide Streets in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Within a few months the York

Membership

Become a Member of Toronto’s Oldest Historical Society! Your membership: – Helps preserve Toronto’s oldest home, Scadding Cabin. – Gets you a copy of our annual publication, The York Pioneer Magazine. Gets you Invitations to: – The launch of our

Interested in preserving the history of Toronto?

Membership helps preserve Toronto's oldest home, Scadding Cabin and gets you a copy of our annual publication, The York Pioneer Magazine.

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Contribute to our society

The York Pioneer Historical Society is a registered charity. We accept donations to help us with our work to preserve our city's heritage and make it available for everyone to enjoy. We accept donations in the following amounts.

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