September 19, 2017

Scott Kennedy

The Richmond Hill Historical Society was treated to an evening of memories of Willowdale on February 17th, 2014.

WILLOWDALE: YESTERDAYS FARMS: TODAYS LEGACY

SCOTT KENNEDY – AUTHOR

Scott Kennedy spoke about the early days in Willowdale.  He showed several photographs pointing out their original locations and if the building(s) remained or what is there today. Many people were interested in Willowdale from yester-year and remembered so many things from their childhoods. He also brought up how so many of our heritage buildings disappear before we even get a chance to save them. Scott referred to his new book of the same title above, that was released in December 2013. For some, we enjoyed a nostalgic look at an area of northern Toronto (now) that grew up along Yonge Street, for others, an enlightening evening of historical background of Willowdale. We highly recommend this book. As he pointed out no significant historical research of the Willowdale area had been done in many years. Thank you Scott for writing this book for everyone to enjoy and for sharing your memories of your being raised in Willowdale.