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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 







Flyer for EVENT 2






Rock, Paper … Wireless

Communication through the Ages

Saturdays - September 3rd to October 8th 2022 

´╗┐Sundays   - September 4th to October 9th 2022

11 am to 3 pm


Robert West Heritage House, 7780 Yonge Street, Thornhill,

next to Thornhill Pub at Yonge St / Centre St, Thornhill


- Free admittance

- Donations welcomed.

- Family friendly

- Service dogs only

- Masks requested but not required


Inside this Historic House (built -1843), you will see:

a display featuring the Foundation of Communication … followed by ...

a display of Communication related to the era of the West family, owners and residents of the House over four generations (1843-2011)  


For more information:

Brian -  416-453-9091

David -  

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