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About The Foundation

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. 



About Mrs. Keith

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 



Fundraising campaign - 2021


For a donation of $ 50

have your name on a plaque attached to our new picket fence

Many thanks to following persons who have donated to this campaign


Andrea Evans                                Carol Clifford                                     Chrissy Cadorin

Colleen Ryan                                 David & Cathy Rawcliffe                    Denis Kelly

Elaine Stecyk                                 Janis Silvestri                                    Joan Peterson

JoAnne Peach                               Judy & Brian Ryan                             Lorna Rogers

Roger & Lorna Jones                    Ryan & Dawson Holdings Inc            Wendy Locke

Carolyn Carruthers                        Sandra Moad                                     Reilly, Back CPAs

'Women in Golf'                             in memory of Caroline Metcalfe            Cheryl Richman


 If you wish to contribute to this fundraising effort to replace the aging picket fence at the Robert West Heritage House, please contact the Thornhill Heritage Foundation Treasurer (Roger Jones) at

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