The Thornhill Heritage Foundation was founded in 2009 to own and maintain assets deemed to be of significant heritage, historic, cultural importance, or of major financial value
About The Robert West House
The Robert West Heritage House, as 7780 Yonge Street is known, is the only house in Thornhill to be continuously inhabited by the same family since it was built. Robert Arthur West (1816 - 1884), an English immigrant, came to Upper Canada in the 1830s.
Katherine Louisa Keith (nee West) was born in Toronto in 1912. She was the great grandaughter of Robert West and became his last living descendent.
In 2008, with her advancing age, she decided that the best way to ensure that the house was preserved was to donate it
The Thornhill Historical Foundation is a Not-For-Profit Charity registered as Ontraio Corporation # 1766701.
The Foundation began with the generous donation of the Robert West House by Mrs. Keith. To keep this part of Thornhill's history in good condition, further donations by corporations and / or individuals will be required in the future. This could include bequests as part of a will. The Foundation can provide a charitable tax receipt for any donations.
If you require any more information on this or wish to make a donation, please contact us.