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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 25 | 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

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...

Étienne Brûlé: Wendat Expedition of 1615 - Crafts
Mon, Aug 17 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Twenty-three year old Étienne Brûlé was the first European to arrive in the Toronto ar...

Project Animal Farm - An Investigator's True Story
Wed, Aug 26 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Author, Sonia Faruqi will discuss her experiences investigating animal farms around th...

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Research Guides for Toronto History