The Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library is home to an extensive collection of original Canadian newspapers, with a focus on Toronto:
- Virtually complete sets of the Globe and Mail, the Star and the Sun, past and current
- More than 130 titles, including runs of almost all Toronto dailies from the 19th and 20th centuries More than 80 years of the Telegram
- Runs of 20th century Toronto tabloids such as Hush and Justice Weekly
The pre-Confederation collection features:
- Significant runs of many Canadian newspapers published before 1867
- Important collection of early Toronto newspapers
For Your Research
Original newspapers are preserved for bibliographical research and quality reproductions. In order to protect these items, photocopying is prohibited. However, you can order prints and digital image files from Digital Reproduction Services.
An in-house catalogue lists all the newspapers with publication dates, title changes and other information. See also the Union List of Canadian Newspapers Held by Canadian Libraries and Inventory of Ontario Newspapers, 1793-1986, by J. Brian Gilchrist.
A scanned copy of the publication Early Toronto Newspapers 1793-1867 is available online.