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Ontario Historical Society

34 Parkview Ave., Willowdale, ON M2N 3Y2

The Ontario Historical Society is a non-profit organization centred on the preservation of Ontario’s history. It is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, and its members include individuals as well as historical institutions from across the province of Ontario. It also publishes Ontario History, a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal.

The Ontario Historical Society is the only non-profit organization in North America with the ability to incorporate other non-profit organizations. It was given this power in 1899. Since then, the Society has incorporated hundreds of smaller historical institutions.

The society is headquartered at the John McKenzie House, a three-storey brick structure that was constructed in 1913 as the second Willowdale home of a pioneer family. A research-reference library can also be found above the coach-house, containing thousands of books pertinent to Ontario’s history.

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