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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

Heritage Ontario
Tue, Feb 03 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Maps: Worth a Thousand Words
Wed, Feb 11 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Come learn about maps and tour the Map Collection at the Toronto Reference Library. Fi...

Everybody's Children - Black History Month - National Film Board of Canada Doc
Fri, Feb 13 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Due to a programming conflict, the time for this program is now 4:00 p.m. instead of 2...

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