Ontario Black History Society

401-10 Adelaide St. E, Toronto, ON, M5C 1J3

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Contact us at admin@blackhistorysociety.ca or (416)-867-9420

Charity Registration Number: 119930295RR0001


The goal of #ShareTheirStory is to change the way we talk about history in Canada by bringing the stories of five historic Black entrepreneurs into the discussion. In partnership with the OBHS, Ryerson University and the Rella Braithwaite Foundation.

Mary Ann Shadd

John Ware

Viola Desmond

Black History Quizzes

Coming Soon

Elijah McCoy

Black History Tours

COVID-19 Update:

OBHS Bus Tours and Walking Tours are temporarily suspended. Please contact admin@blackhistorysociety.ca (mailtag title Bus Tour or Walking Tour Information Request) for more information.

Black History Tour - a downtown self-guided walking tour

Brought in Bondage: Black Enslavement in Upper Canada.

A downtown self-guided walking tour partnered with Museum Toronto. Take the tour.

Black History Tours

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site

Black History Tours

Amherstburg Museum

Coming soon

Historical Interviews & Media

Virtual St. Catharines Museum Lecture Series – Ontario’s Racially Segregated Schools w/Natasha Henry

Historical Interviews & Media

June 11, 2020 Black Community Calls for Real Action on Addressing Anti-Black Racism

Historical Interviews & Media

June 2, 2020 - For Immediate Release: A Message of Solidarity and a Call to Action

Historical Interviews & Media

Photography Exhibit explores forgotten wave - Atlantic. CTVnews

Historical Interviews & Media

Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Joey Hollingsworth at the BHM Kick-Off Brunch

Historical Interviews & Media

Watch this comprehensive roundtable on Black Canadian History. Panelists include OBHS President Nikki Clarke, Dr. Andrea Davis, Afua Cooper and Karen Flynn.

Rufus Rockhead

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