As part of the City’s COVID-19 response the City of Toronto Archives is closed. Reference service is being offered by email, with digital records and online resources available. Stay up-to-date on all affected City services and when they may resume by visiting

Search the Archives’ database for records and information.

Please note that the processing of digital photo orders has been paused until further notice. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will provide further updates as they become available.

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

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.