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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.

Important Notice Concerning Box Retrievals Beginning Week of June 15

Due to commencement of work on technical upgrades in our Records Centre beginning Monday, June 15, researchers may experience delays in box retrievals to the Research Hall. Wherever possible, please email your box requests in advance.

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Using the Archives


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New scans

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

There are now 98,355 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.