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. Includes:

Explore digitized items in Toronto Public Library’s Digital Archive.

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