Family Day @ Knock School - February 17

Innisfil is turning 200 this year, and what better way to bring the family together an unplug from the present than to learn a lost skill!

Sew a button, polish a shoe, perfect your calligraphy - the Innisfil Historical Society will help you kick off Ontario Heritage Week by reconnecting

Innisfil Historical Society Guest Speaker: Rosemary Edwards Photo of men standing on a threshing machine in 1935

The Innisfil Historical Society welcomes you to their next meeting on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Knock School Heritage Site on 7756 10th Sideroad.

Special guest speaker Rosemary Edwards will talk about the history of her family farm in

Local History Has Moved!

We here at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library have some very exciting news: Local History has moved to our Lakeshore Branch! 

Our collection of books, municipal records, and indexes pertaining to the history of Innisfil and its

Norval Morrisseau: Opening Reception Image of an invitation to the Norval Morrisseau Opening Reception

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is excited to be partnering with the Maclaren Art Centre and the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council to celebrate a first for Innisfil in the exhibition of the world renowned artist Norval Morrisseau. This exhibition is a celebration of Canada's First

Tracing Your Military Ancestors Tracing Your Military Ancestors Workshop on Wednesday May 29 at 7 p.m. at Cookstown Branch

Join us on Wednesday May 29, 2019 for a genealogy workshop with historian, award-winning teacher, and author Clint Lovell to learn how to research family members who have served in

Innisfil Review 2020

Tell Your Innisfil Story!                    

Innisfil Historical Society is currently looking for public involvement in its newest book project, entitled Innisfil Review 2020.

We are actively seeking stories about families, businesses, sports clubs, and organizations—anything relating to Innisfil and the people who live here.

Whether you are new to the community or have been here for decades, we would like to hear from you, so your story can become part of the updated history of Innisfil. 

Knock School and Historic Plaque


The first historical review was published in 1951, followed by supplements in 1967 and 1984. In addition to these, the historical society has published several books about our municipality, including Farms of Innisfil and Innisfil Veterans.


This new edition of Innisfil's history, to be published in 2020, will have two goals:

1. to tell the story of Innisfil from where the last volume left off to the present day, and 

2. to tell stories that were not included in previous editions or related publications. 


If we hope to be successful with these two goals, we require the input of all of our citizens. We need to hear from you. 

This new edition will cover the 1980s, ’90s, and the new century, which have been decades of great change for our town. It will also fill in the blanks from previous volumes. 

We ask that you take some time and share your family's story, your business story, the story of your 90-year-old neighbour, or a special interest story. 

Guideline topics and questions are available upon request. If you require writing assistance or an interview, we can provide it. Simply call Donna at 705 436-2578.

Please send your stories and pictures to, or if that is not possible, mail them to: Innisfil Historical Society, PO Box 7176, Innisfil, ON, L9S 1A9

Our team of volunteers will be responsible for all editing and the final product. 


If you are interested in submitting a piece for this project, please consider using the following links to guide you through the process:

Local Business

Clubs and Organizations

Family Histories

Citizens Aged 90+


Chantler's General Store, Stroud 1930