The Research Hall is now open for in-person visits, by appointment only, from Monday to Friday. Find out more information or book a visit. Due to scheduled maintenance, there will be no elevator service at the Archives on Tuesday, August 16.

Search the Archives’ database for records and information.

The Atrium is open on Saturdays noon to 4 p.m. for our exhibit celebrating the centenary of the TTC, 100 Years of Moving Toronto. Research Hall hours remain Monday to Friday by appointment only.


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 Educators & Community Groups

Education programming and tours of the Archives.

About the Archives

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