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.

Toronto History Blog Posts

Upcoming Programs

Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight
Thu, Nov 15 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

It took 100 years from the time the first woman flew in a plane until the first woman ...

From 1968 to 2018: Reflections on the Fate of Central Europe
Fri, Nov 16 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion on the Prague Spring and the fate of Central Europe in a hist...

Discover Your Heritage
Tue, Nov 20 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Research Guides for Toronto History

Share your memories of Yonge Street.

Learn about the history of the Weston community and share your memories.