Lambton House




Heritage York is a non-profit corporation formed in 1991 as a result of concerns about the future built history of the City of York. The initial membership consisted of a number of local citizens as well as concerned members of the City of York LACAC. The founding members included: Michael Freeman, Florence McDowell, Mary Louise Ashbourne and Dan Harris. The prime objective of Heritage York is:

The preservation and restoration of the historic fabric of the City of York



A 19th Century Landmark located by the Banks of the Humber River

On November 23, 1991, Heritage York became incorporated through association with the Ontario Historic Society and subsequently applied for, and received, charitable status, both Provincial and Federal.


Heritage York raises its funds through a wide variety of means: barbeques, community pub nights, heritage nights and numerous other community-based projects. Heritage York holds an annual fund-raising dinner/dance, the first Saturday in February, at the Lambton House. For many years, Heritage York was a major participant in the July 1st celebrations at City of York City Hall. Since the City has discontinued these celebrations, we have had immensely successful events on site. Due to the input of the many attendees at these many events, we are accumulating stories of the community to be included in a special book. The core consists of 6 or so dedicated volunteers with assistance from various businesses in the area. We managed to raise in excess of $160,000 for the first floor restoration of the Lambton.


We are always looking for volunteers to help out. If you wish to learn more information or to volunteer, please contact us. For membership information, click here to download a PDF form to be filled and returned.

On Tuesday, June 14, Heritage York will hold it's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Lambton House @ 7:00 p.m. Everyone, especially members, are encouraged to attend this important meeting to elect the board and discuss future direction for the group.


Following the AGM, you are invited to hear Charles Bruce-Thompson, Toronto Field Naturalists Vice-President, speak on the many ways that TFN encourages the study of natural history and the preservation of Toronto's natural heritage.

Click here for a poster.