The Research Hall will be closed from noon on February 3 for renovations. There will be no access to any documents or records. Full service will resume on Monday February 6. Find out more information or book a visit.

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New exhibit now open: The Archives, in partnership with BAND (Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue) Gallery and Cultural Centre, presents Black Women in Leadership. Find out more.

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

Exhibits, maps and other records available online.

Copying What's in the Archives

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Programming at the Archives

Education programming and tours of the Archives.

About the Archives

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