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

Dec 20 | Posted by John P.
Some Canadians and Torontonians are familiar with the Battle of Ortona that took place...

Nov 11 | Posted by John P.
The fighting in the First World War came to an end on November 11, 1918. So what would...

Upcoming Programs

Using Digital Newspapers for Genealogy Research
Tue, Jan 22 | 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

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

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue, Jan 22 | 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, Jan 22 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Share your memories of Yonge Street.

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