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

Sep 06 | Posted by John P.
As one celebrates Labour Day on the first Monday in September each year, take a moment...

Aug 15 | Posted by John P.
On August 14 and beyond, many Ontarians and Torontonians might wish to remind themselv...

Upcoming Programs

First Story Bus Tour - East Tour
Sat, Sep 22 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a three hour bus tour of pre-contact and post-contact landmarks that highl...

Discover Your Heritage
Tue, Sep 25 | 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.