WTJHS wins Two Heritage Toronto Awards!

The West Toronto Junction Historical Society (W.T.J.H.S.) would like to thank Heritage Toronto for awarding its 2012 Community Heritage Award to our Society and to thank members of Heritage Toronto who voted us their 2012 Member’s Choice Award.  The ceremonies were held October 9 at Koerner Hall in the Royal Conservatory of Music, in conjunction with the William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture.

Host Mary Ito spoke of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society’s “impressive, diligent, and rigourous documenting of the built and cultural history of its neighbourhood in a sustained way over many years.” She said “The jury commended the Society’s approach to leveraging and sharing resources as a model for others to emulate.”

W.T.J.H.S. would like to thank our volunteers who help us staff an extensive archives, and provide monthly meetings with a guest speaker, an award winning historical quarterly, heritage activism, two Junction books, renowned walking tours, a historical talk show, a four part graphic novel series, a  web site about Junction architecture, and an upcoming documentary on the Heintzman Piano factory.