Local History & Genealogy

The Toronto Public Library has some of the largest local history and genealogy collections in Canada.

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Upcoming Programs

Gene Domagala: Mayors of Toronto 1834-1978
Tue, Dec 11 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Gene Domagala, historian and Beach Metro news columnist, looks back at four former May...

Discover Your Heritage
Tue, Jan 15 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with Barry Penhale and some special guests. Fo...

Using Digital Newspapers for Genealogy Research
Tue, Jan 15 | 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Co-sponsored with the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, this 3-week course...