Search the Archives’ database for records and information.


The Archives will be closed Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22. Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 23.

We have recently updated our database to a mobile-friendly version. To access the old user interface, click the “search the archives” button, and then select the “desktop interface” button on the top right-hand corner of your screen.

Due to a high volume of requests, photo orders will be processed within 15 business days of receiving payment.

At the City of Toronto Archives you can find historical records (information), including:

  • records created by the City of Toronto government
  • records created by municipal governments that existed before the 1998 amalgamation
  • papers of people, families, organizations and businesses
  • photographs
  • maps, plans and architectural drawings

The Archives is open on Saturdays until April 27, with the exception of April 20, when we are closed.

open until August 30.

What's in the Archives

Find out what records and resources are available.

Using the Archives

Learn how to find and use archival documents.

What's Online

Exhibits, maps and other records available online.

Copying What's in the Archives

Find out how to make copies and how much they cost.

For Teachers & Students

Education programming and tours of the Archives.

About the Archives

Who we are, what we do and why we do it.