The Riverdale Historical Society was established in September, 1999 by a group of residents who were interested in discovering, interpreting and preserving the history and heritage of the Toronto neighbourhood known as Riverdale.
The boundaries of Riverdale, for the purposes of the Society, are the Don River on the west, Lake Ontario on the south, Pape Avenue on the east and Danforth Avenue on the north.
The society also takes an active interest in promoting historical preservation and commemoration of the Riverdale history and community heritage. To this end the Society raised the funds for various Riverdale plaques including: Queen Street Bridge, Scadding Cabin, William Berczy [1744 to 1813] Don Bridge designer, the Don Jail, and other Riverdale heritage buildings.
Monthly meetings of the Society include visits to historically significant homes or buildings in the Riverdale area, tours of interesting streets, lectures on subjects of interest to the history of Riverdale, and other types of presentations of related interest.
Annual Membership includes free admittance to our monthly and – member only – events.
Non-members are always welcomed but an entrance fee will apply per
meeting / event.
The society meets on the last Tuesday of every month except during July, August and December.
To contact the society send an email to:.
C. Lemos, website administrator