The Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library is home to an extensive collection of original Canadian newspapers, with a focus on Toronto:

Globe and Mail - July 1, 1867 Globe and Mail - July 1, 1867

The pre-Confederation collection features:

For Your Research

Most of the newspapers have been microfilmed. Library card holders may access the Toronto Star: Pages of the Past and Globe and Mail: Canada’s Heritage from 1844 full-image databases online.

Globe and Mail - July 1, 1867 Globe and Mail - July 1, 1867

Original newspapers are preserved for bibliographical research and quality reproductions. In order to protect these items, photocopying is prohibited. However, you can order prints and digital image files from Digital Reproduction Services.

An in-house catalogue lists all the newspapers with publication dates, title changes and other information. See also the Union List of Canadian Newspapers Held by Canadian Libraries and Inventory of Ontario Newspapers, 1793-1986, by J. Brian Gilchrist.

A scanned copy of the publication Early Toronto Newspapers 1793-1867 is available online.

The Globe The Globe
The Toronto Herald The Toronto Herald