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The Archives is participating in this year’s Doors Open on Saturday, May 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Last entry at 4:00 p.m. See our flyer for more details.


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.

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