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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

Toronto : biography of a city
2014 | Levine, Allan Gerald, 1956- author.

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

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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 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

The Portuguese in Kensington Market
Tue, Oct 21 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Kensington Market Historical Society, in partnership with Lillian H. Smith branch,...

West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson
Tue, Oct 21 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join White Pine Pictures in a screening of an award winning film about Tom Thomson, on...

Heritage Ontario
Tue, Oct 21 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

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Research Guides for Toronto History