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

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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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Image: Chestnut St.

Toronto History Blog Posts

Mar 26 | Posted by Katherine
Researching old buildings in Toronto can be extremely interesting but also extremely f...

Feb 03 | Posted by Jean Lochis
Getting Started The ProQuest Historical Newspapers Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail...

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Upcoming Programs

Heritage Ontario
Tue, Apr 22 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue, Apr 22 | 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. ...

Designing an Efficient and Effective Tracing Forward Project
Wed, Apr 23 | 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Much of what we know about effective genealogical research has to be thrown out the wi...

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Toronto Virtual Exhibits
Toronto Virtual Exhibits

Enjoy virtual exhibits of historic Toronto pictures.