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Digitized Collections

Explore collections that have been scanned and put online for you to discover.

Canadian Theatre Record
The gateway to Canada's theatre heritage. Find contemporary Canadian theatre information and materials from the 1960's onwards.

Curator's Showcase
Explore a selection of digitized treasures from the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections. Virtually turn the pages, zoom in on the images, and find related texts, images and sounds.

Digital Collections of Toronto Public Library
Historical records. Architecture in Ontario. 19th and 20th century photographs. Maps, city directories, Toronto neighbourhoods.

Historicity: Toronto Then and Now
Learn about Toronto and its neighbourhoods. Pictures, city directories, local history books, atlases and maps.

Ontario History Quest
A student learning resource for Ontario's history from the 1820's to the 1970's. Includes primary documents such as pictures, pamphlets, speeches, wills, diaries, thematic maps, clippings, and more.

Ontario Time Machine
This educational tool for Ontario Grade 7 and 8 students and their teachers features a digital collection of 19th century books including almanacs, yearbooks, schoolreaders, and pioneer guides that come to life with an interactive, page-turning user interface and fun facts about each item.

Virtual Exhibits
Online exhibits featuring items from the library's Special Collections.

William Logan Partnership Project
Images and other resources on William E. Logan, Canada's first great scientist and founder of the Geological Survey of Canada.