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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.

Digital Image Reproduction Orders - Christmas deadline

Orders for digital image reproduction had to have been placed before December 9 to ensure guaranteed, in-person pick-up for Christmas.

There will be limited service available for processing orders placed after December 16. We will resume our regular service schedule on January 6, 2015

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Our favourite photos

Looking for gift ideas? The Archives sells a pre-printed selection of some of our favourite photographs.


Saturdays at the Archives

The Archives is now open on Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Please remember new box requests cannot be processed on Saturdays, so order any boxes that you will need no later than noon on Friday.


New scans

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

There are now 96,229 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.