Local History & Genealogy

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

Local History & Genealogy Blog

Feb 24 | Posted by Raya
Horseshoe Falls (part of Niagara Falls). Toronto Star Photograph Archive, 1985. Touris...

Feb 05 | Posted by Sam
As summer weather comes to Ontario, many people hit the road to "cottage country." You...

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Genealogy Club
Sat, Feb 29 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join our Genealogy Club to learn about trends and topics in genealogy and family resea...

Genealogy on the Web
Mon, Mar 02 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This workshop introduces more online sources for documents and records, libraries and ...

The History of Canadian Women Pilots and Other Airborne Superstars
Mon, Mar 02 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for this International Women's Day special! It took 100 years from ...