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

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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

Feb 16 | Posted by John P.
Some people who follow Canadian history might check in with the “Today in Canadian His...

Dec 14 | Posted by John P.
The weather in December reminds Torontonians that winter is on the way, if it has not ...

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Upcoming Programs

Discover Your Heritage
Tue, Feb 20 | 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 21 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue, Feb 27 | 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. ...

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Share your memories of Yonge Street.

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