Chinese Canadian Archive

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A community-built archive maintained by Toronto Public Library.

We collect items in English and Chinese languages which reflect the Chinese Canadian community in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Items record the activities and community involvement of individuals and families. Includes:

Digitized items

Some items are available on the library's Digital Archive.

View digitized items

Plan your visit

Using the archive

A rotating display of archive materials can be seen in the Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre.

To access items, you simply need to fill out a brief form and show one piece of identification when you arrive.

Items can only be viewed in the Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre.

Location

Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street). 5th floor. Inside the Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre.

Hours

Monday
9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Class or group visits

Contact us to schedule a talk about the collection.

Contact

416-393-7156
trlspc@tpl.ca

Support the collection

Toronto Public Library Foundation

Toronto Public Library Foundation raises funds in support of the exemplary collections, ground-breaking programs and services, and innovative community spaces at Toronto Public Library. Donors can designate their gift in support of the Chinese Canadian Archive.

Donate to the Foundation