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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

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

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

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Upcoming Programs

Remembering Toronto's Indigenous and Colonial Pasts
Tue, Jan 20 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

What is the indigenous and colonial history of the Toronto area and why don't Toronton...

Heritage Ontario
Tue, Jan 20 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Introduction to Map Making Using QGIS
Thu, Jan 22 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of creating a map using the open source software Quantum GIS (QGIS) a...

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