The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society

Heritage Resources

Heritage Sites

  • Ron MacLean visits Balmy Beach Club (video)

  • Heritage Buildings (designated by Toronto City Council under the Ontario Heritage Act, Part IV)
  • Heritage Conservation Districts (designated under Ontario Heritage Act, Part V)
  • Heritage Toronto - Plaques program

  • Heritage Toronto - Historical plaques APP

  • Historic Glenfern

  • "Men who built the Beach: the Price Brothers Homes and other stories" (PDF 28 MG)

  • Research the History of Your House - a Guide by Barb Myrvold

  • Toronto Neighbourhoods "The Beach with John Sewell" - CBC TV - 1984 (video)
  • ToBuilt Database of images and information about buildings and structures In Toronto, sponsored by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Toronto Branch. The database includes these neighbourhoods within the TBETHS catchment area
  • Toronto Heritage Register

    Local Planning Studies

  • Toronto Urban Design Guidelines; Queen Street East: Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road (2012)

  • Danforth Avenue Planning Study (Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) – City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment – Final Report. June 15, 2018.
  • Includes a map and addresses of potential heritage properties (Attachment 10) and the heritage context (Attachment 11)

  • Main Street Planning Study – City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment – Final Report. November 15, 2019.
  • Includes “Potential Built Heritage Resources” (Attachment 5) and “Main-Gerrard Historical Overview” (Attachment 6).

    Libraries and Archives

  • Toronto Public Library Local History and Genealogy
    One place to look for online and library resources for Toronto history and genealogy: pictures, books, city directories, fire insurance plans and maps, neighbourhoods, databases, local history collections, new books, upcoming programs, etc.

  • City of Toronto Archives

  • Toronto Mapping Historical Photographs.
    An open-source map created by Sidewalk Labs that provides block-by-block browsing of thousands of historic Toronto photographs from the City of Toronto Archives and the Toronto Public Library.

  • Malvern Red and Black Society
  • Tours

  • Ashbridge's Bay watershed walk
  • Historical walking tour of Kew Beach
  • Community newspapers

    Online local history books

    War service

    Malvern Honour Roll

    For King and Country is a project to transcribe the war memorials inside Toronto schools, which also provides an excellent history of each school. Neighbourhood schools included in this project to date are:

    Updated May 20, 2020