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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

Aug 14 | Posted by Barbara
Getting Started “Reggae Lane" is a the name of a laneway located behind the storefront...

Mar 25 | Posted by Canadiana Staff
The Toronto Public Library Digital Archive is a rich source of Toronto history. From t...

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Upcoming Programs

Lillian H. Smith library 20th Anniversary Story Project
Mon, Jul 20

You're invited to share your memories and photos of the library and neighbourhood to c...

North Toronto Historical Society
Wed, Sep 30

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

Legendary Hawker Hurricane Fighter of World War II
Wed, Oct 07 | 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Aviation historian Keith Hyd...

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