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Boys playing on Chestnut St.

Discover Toronto local history with digitized images of rare historical pictures, maps, manuscripts, ephemera and books.

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Toronto History Blog Posts

Apr 15 | Posted by Barbara
Getting Started This research guide focuses on Toronto Public Library's resources on t...

Mar 19 | Posted by John P.
On March 19 and beyond, take a moment to celebrate and remember a treasure in Toronto:...

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Upcoming Programs

Hakka: The "Guest" People
Mon, May 02 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Hakka: The "Guest" People...

Leaside Discover Your Heritage
Tue, May 03 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with Barry Penhale and some very special guests...

Show and Tell: Storytelling at the Library
Tue, May 03 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Learn how to shape your mementos and stories into a digital exhibit and explore the li...

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