Appointments are no longer necessary for visits to the Research Hall, however they are recommended. Find out more information or book a visit.

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The City of Toronto sends it condolences to The King and all members of the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty The Queen and joins with all those throughout the Commonwealth in mourning the longest reigning Sovereign in our history. Find out more about The Queen’s visits to Toronto in our web exhibit Queen City: Her Majesty in Toronto.


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

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Using the Archives

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What's Online

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Copying What's in the Archives

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For Educators & Community Groups

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About the Archives

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