Toronto Archives

Archives' renovations

Coming Soon! … A new classroom/meeting room for the Archives

This summer, the Archives is commencing major renovations to upgrade our facilities, creating a more welcoming and efficient environment for our users.

Architrectural rendering for entrance of Archives' new classroom/meeting room

While the exhibit space in the atrium will remain, our theatre will be transformed into a classroom/meeting space, featuring state-of-the-art AV and presentation systems, with capacity for 60 people. 

Architrectural rendering for Archives' new classroom/meeting room

This new room will better serve the needs of our educators and the hundreds of students who visit us for programming each year. When not being used by students, the new space will be available for public meetings, lectures and receptions.

Architrectural rendering for Archives' atrium renovation

Following the theatre renovation, work will commence on upgrading the atrium. New lighting, carpeting, furnishings, and a fresh coat of paint, will serve to enliven this dramatic space. A dedicated Community Wall will also be added, providing a showcase and display area for local groups, which can be enjoyed by the thousands of visitors to our building.

Finally, the entrance to the building will be enhanced into a more welcoming space with modifications to the greeting area and security desk.

Architrectural rendering for Archives' new security desk

Work began in August and will continue until early 2017.To minimise any inconvenience you may experience during your visit here, we are endevouring to schedule the most disruptive elements of the work outside opening times.

Renderings courtesy of Gow Hastings Architects Inc.

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