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Welcome to the City of Toronto Archives

The Toronto Archives is the municipal archives for the city. We hold records created by the City of Toronto government and its predecessor municipalities,as well as non-government records created by private groups and individuals. There are over one million photographs of Toronto in our collection, as well as tens of thousands of maps, plans and architectural drawings.


Using the Archives


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Pilgrimage to Vimy

In commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, we follow the story behind the veterans within the Toronto civil service who took part in the 1936 pilgrimage to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. 

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Saturdays at the Archives

The Archives is open on Saturdays from October 12 until April 29. Box requests cannot be processed on Saturdays, so order any boxes that you will need no later than noon on Friday.

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New scans

See the most recently scanned material that's available to view online.

There are now 103,833 scanned images linked to descriptions in our online catalogue.

Fire Insurance plans available online

Fire insurance plans

Fire insurance plans provide detailed information about buildings and neighbourhoods.

Our online collection is now fully available to MAC users. We have also added enhanced scans, and a street index with each year.