Web Exhibits

Web exhibits


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. 

Construction of new Bayview Bridge, next to old bridge.

Bayview Bridge

The 1960-61 construction of a new bridge on Bayview Avenue over the West Don River, by the Metropolitan Toronto government.

View looking north from the Toronto Harbour Commissioners building showing an abandoned brick factory, train tracks and trains, and the other storied buildings.

A Stitch in Time

See panoramic photographs of armed forces battalions, downtown Toronto, construction projects and more.

Queen stands up in car and waves and crowds.

Queen City: Her Majesty in Toronto

As part of the City's celebrations of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, the Archives looks back to some of her previous visits to our city.

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CKGW: Canada's Cheerio Station

CKGW was a radio station owned and operated by distiller Gooderham and Worts, that broadcast from the King Edward hotel in the 1920s and 1930s.

Painting showing dirt road, grass and brick windmill, with small houses of early Toronto in background

Toronto in 1834

As part of the city's 175th anniversary celebration, this special exhibit looked at what Toronto was like in 1834.

Man in a blue jacket stands in front of stacks of cages full of chickens.

Ellis Wiley fonds

Taken between 1945 and 1993, Wiley's early colour images tell the story of an evolving city.

Drawing of Old City Hall clocktower

A Work in Progress

This exhibit highlights some of the extensive architectural records housed at the Archives, from the 1840s to the present day.

Aerial view of suburban houses

Your Home Our City

100 Years of Public Control Over Private Space
A look at the influences that shaped the city's neighbourhoods

A group of Black women in long coats and broad hats stand in front of Ontario House

Black history in Toronto

February is Black History month.  Toronto has had a black population from its earliest days as a settlement. Find out what resources the Archives has to learn more.