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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. Our current proerty is:
 

Robert West Heritage House

7780 Yonge Street (entrance off Old Yonge Street) L4J 1W3 

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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. 

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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 
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Free Resources

 Lesson 1 (parts A - E) is a free sample of the type of lesson material that the Thornhill Heritage Foundation is intending to produce to support local teachers in providing their students with material pertinent to their community and its history.

 

Free Lesson Plan 1
Topic Art - Group Of Seven
Description These lessons provide an introduction to Thornhill's Robert West Heritage House, Tom Thompson and the Group Of Seven. Exercises are provided that focus on: Use of Colour; Foreground and Background; Creating A Story From A Painting; and,  Seasonal Art.
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Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1A
Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1A - Introductiondownloads: 226 | type: pdf | size: 483 kB
Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1A - Materials 1downloads: 223 | type: pdf | size: 148 kB

 

 

Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1B
Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1B - Use Of Colourdownloads: 222 | type: pdf | size: 541 kB
Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1B - Materials 1downloads: 223 | type: pdf | size: 209 kB

 

 

Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1C
Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1C - Foreground & Backgrounddownloads: 232 | type: pdf | size: 400 kB
Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1C - Materials 1downloads: 197 | type: pdf | size: 272 kB
Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1C - Materials 2downloads: 212 | type: pdf | size: 240 kB


 

Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1D
Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1D - Art To Start A Storydownloads: 219 | type: pdf | size: 467 kB
ART - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1D - Materials 1downloads: 230 | type: pdf | size: 581 kB
Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1D - Materials 2downloads: 218 | type: pdf | size: 161 kB


 

Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1E
Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1E - Create Seasonal Artdownloads: 294 | type: pdf | size: 402 kB
Art - Group Of Seven - Lesson 1E - Materials 1downloads: 224 | type: pdf | size: 336 kB





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