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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

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

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

History of York
Sat, Oct 25 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Silverthorn, Mount Dennis, Fairbank, Weston and more - discover the stories of the com...

Shameless Propaganda (NFB Documentary)
Mon, Oct 27 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

This 2013 National Film Board of Canada documentary examines its own genre, which has ...

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue, Oct 28 | 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. ...

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