Local History: Toronto History

Discover Toronto's past and learn how it has grown into Canada's largest and most multicultural city of neighbourhoods.

Digital Archive

Boys playing on Chestnut St.

Discover Toronto local history with digitized images of rare historical pictures, maps, manuscripts, ephemera and books.

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Image: Chestnut St.

Local History & Genealogy Blog

Discover the history of your family, your Toronto neighbourhood, or places in Ontario and across Canada.

Featured Post - Researching the History of Your House in Toronto.

Upcoming Programs

Discover Your Heritage
Tue, Feb 18 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

East York Historical Society Discussion Group
Wed, Feb 19 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Discussions on local history subjects about your local neighbourhood. Bring your quest...

History of Education in North York - Bill Aird
Wed, Feb 19 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This talk covers pre-European education to the earliest schools, and the development o...

Share your memories of Yonge Street.