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Local History: Toronto History

Discover Toronto's past and learn how it has grown into Canada's largest and most multicultural city of neighbourhoods.

New Toronto History Books

Making Toronto modern : architecture and design, 1895-1975
2014 | Armstrong, Christopher, 1942-, author.

Earliest Toronto
2014 | MacIntosh, Robert, 1923-

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Digital Archive

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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Image: Chestnut St.

Toronto History Blog Posts

Mar 10 | Posted by Canadiana Staff
The Toronto Public Library Digital Archive is a rich source of Toronto history. From t...

Mar 09 | Posted by Andrew L
The North York Historical Society (NYHS) and the Toronto Public Library signed an agre...

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Upcoming Programs

North Toronto Historical Society
Wed, Jan 07

NTHS: The North Toronto Historical Society meets the last Wednesday of the month from ...

Genealogy Discussion Group
Wed, May 06 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Toronto: The Cradle of Women's Sports
Thu, May 07 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

It took until after WWI before women's sports got off the ground in Canada. Bruce Kidd...

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