Due to a high volume of requests, photo orders will be processed within 15 business days of receiving payment. As we prepare for the holidays, please note that we cannot guarantee that photo orders placed after December 1 will arrive before December 21.

Search the Archives’ database for records and information.


We have recently updated the default user interface of our database to a mobile-friendly version. If you wish to access the old user interface, click the “search the archives” button and then select the “desktop interface” button on the top right-hand corner of your screen.


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

The Archives will be open on Saturdays again, from October 13 until April 27.

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.