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A tour of the City of Toronto Archives is a useful introduction for undergraduates and post-grads, of any discipline, to the world of archival research.
- Advance booking is required. Please contact the Archives at 416-392-5561 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a program.
- The program is free and lasts one-and-a-half hours.
- Minimum group size is 10, maximum is 30.
- This program can be a tour of our facility, an educational workshop on archival theory and using an archives, or we can cover a specific research area.
The Student Experience
- Students will:
- become familiarized with our collection, and made aware of the resources that will provide the skills to conduct research projects
- Some groups that have visited the City of Toronto Archives include:
- University of Toronto, Dept. of Religion – interested in religious institutions within the city and local community
- University of Toronto, Dept. of History – interested in social and living conditions of immigrants and the working classes in early 20th century Toronto
- York University, Dept. of Sociology – received an introduction to archival research and research methods
- York University, Faculty of Urban Planning – interested in property ownership and land-use records
- OCAD University – interested in archival resources for artists and designers
- Ryerson University, School of Journalism – received an introduction to archival research and archival resources for journalists