Heritage Research

Toronto History and Architecture - Places To Do Research

City of Toronto Archives
255 Spadina Road
Toronto M5R 2V3
e-mail: archives@toronto.ca

The collection for the amalgamated City of Toronto includes historical photographs, city directories, assessment rolls, building permits, Goad's atlases, books, periodicals

Research guides are available on the City of Toronto Archives website.

Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto M4W 2G8
416-393-7131 (general)
(e-mail reference service available on web page)

Baldwin Room/Special Collections (4th floor) has historical photographs, architectural drawings, etc.; library has extensive collection of books, city directories, periodicals, newspapers, etc.

Material, including the Archindont database and the 19th century Toronto City Directories are accessible through the Virtual Reference Library: www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

Archives of Ontario
134 Ian Macdonald Blvd
Toronto M7A 2C5
e-mail: reference@ontario.ca
Collection includes Horwood Collection of Architectural Drawings, historical photographs, etc.