Search the Archives’ database for records and information.

The Archives has more than a million photographs in its collection with over 150,000 of them viewable online. The earliest date from 1856, while the most recent are from last year. The best way to find them is by using our online catalogue. Make sure to check the “Scanned photographs only” box.

Using the Database

How to use the Archives' online database to search for and request material you would like to see.

Ordering Digital Image Reproductions

The Archives can provide print-quality reproductions of photographs and other archival materials, for a fee.

Digitized Photographs By Fonds & Series

A complete list of all our scanned photographs, arranged by series.

Our Favourite Photos

A selection of some of our staff's favourite photographs.

Technical Specifications for Digital Images

Technical specifications for archival reproductions at the Toronto Archives.

Aerial Photographs

Aerial photographs of Toronto from 1947 to 1992.