Local History & Genealogy
The Toronto Public Library has some of the largest local history and genealogy collections in Canada.
- Find the best materials at the North York Central Library, the Toronto Reference Library and other branches.
- Discover online databases and the Digital Archive of pictures, maps, books and other historical materials, such as city directories.
- Work with specialist librarians and research guides.
- Learn at programs and classes.
Local History & Genealogy Blog
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