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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

North Toronto Historical Society
Wed, Jan 07

NTHS: The North Toronto Historical Society meets the last Wednesday of the month from ...

East York Historical Society
Tue, Mar 31 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Presentation on local historical subjects by the East York Historical Society. Meetin...

The Battle of Britain: The 75th Anniversary
Thu, Apr 09 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

2015 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, fought over the summer skies...

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