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February 2019 meeting

Our next Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday, February 25 starting at 7:30 pm at Lansing United Church in North York.

What was life like for detectives in Victorian Toronto, and were their jobs as thrilling as on the hit television show Murdoch Mysteries? Our featured speaker, Ellen Maki, will take us back in time and introduce us to some of Toronto’s Early Police Detectives. Who were the policemen who became detectives and what kinds of cases did they tackle? Join us to find out!

After our mid-meeting break, we’ll enjoy a short talk by Melanie Parker titled Kilgour House. Speaker notes will be available through our new Members Only web pages.

Lansing United Church is located two blocks south-west of Sheppard and Yonge, at Poyntz Avenue and Beecroft Road (enter from Poyntz). It’s a short walk from the Sheppard-Yonge subway station, which also links to frequent bus service. If you are driving, parking on local streets is free after 6:00 p.m., and there are pay parking lots close by. The few spaces in the church parking lot are reserved for visitors with accessibility needs.

As usual, the Members Network will be gathering in advance of the main meeting, starting at 6:15 p.m. Members are welcome to join in and share family history questions and experiences in an informal setting.

Toronto Branch meetings are free to attend and open to all. Visit our Meetings page to find out more.

Members of the Toronto Police Force ca. 1883, William James Topley. Wikimedia Commons.

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