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.
To Our Researchers
Ongoing maintenance work is currently taking place on the Archives' roof. We've been informed that this may be somewhat noisy, and we apologize for any disruption this may cause to your visit.
Our screening of the documentary film Finn with an Oyster: The Story Behind Toronto’s New City Hall at 4:00pm on December 5th, is now sold out.
To ensure the guaranteed delivery of your photo order in time for Christmas, please place your order by Thursday, December 3.
For gift giving made easy, a selection of high quality archival prints is also available for purchase in our Research Hall.
See panoramic photographs of armed forces battalions, downtown Toronto, construction projects and more.
Our new exhibit looks at a number of municipal housing and transportation projects that were either never realized, or built to a different design.
Continues to August 2016.
We are re-opening on Saturdays on October 17. Box requests cannot be processed on Saturdays, so order any boxes that you will need no later than noon on Friday.
See the most recently scanned material that's available to view online.
There are now 102,526 scanned images linked to descriptions in our online catalogue.
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.