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

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue, Oct 23 | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. ...

Discover Your Heritage
Tue, Oct 23 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Jean Cochrane: Kew Beach and Balmy Beach Public Schools: History and Founders
Tue, Oct 23 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Award winning author and historian Jean Cochrane will be delivering a lecture on the h...