Search the Archives’ database for records and information.


April 27 is the Archives’ last Saturday opening until October.


The Archives’ recently updated its 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

Find out about our present exhibit, Wide Open World: A Celebration of the Suburbs in Toronto, 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.