I (David Wencer) am a thirtyish researcher/writer/historian/archivist/heritage advocate/man with a particular interest in Toronto’s history. I am a regular contributor to Historicist, the weekend history column of Torontoist. My research and writing has also been used for other heritage-related purposes, including walking tours, special events, and the nominating of buildings for heritage designation. I serve on the executive committee of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society, and also on the executive of the Tororonto Historical Association. I am a memember of the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel.
This blog is a place for me to share information which I gather in my history/heritage research. Some posts are about historical Toronto people, buildings, or events, whereas other posts look at heritage activities and programs: books, museums, walking tours, how historical buildings get protected, and issues facing the history and heritage communities in Toronto (although I suspect that some of these themes will be relevant to people in other parts of the world).
If you wish to tell me that something I have written is factually inaccurate or boring, or want to contact me for any other reason, feel free to e-mail me at wencer[at]umpire.com, or get my attention on Twitter. Or just come up and talk to me in person, as that seems to work pretty well.