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Local History: Toronto History

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

New Toronto History Books

Gracey at the Grange

2018 | Chish-Graham, Elizabeth.


Lost Toronto

2018 | Taylor, Doug, 1938- author.


The Toronto book of the dead

2017 | Bunch, Adam, author.


Digital Archive

Boys playing on Chestnut St.

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

View Toronto images on Digital Archive

Image: Chestnut St.

Toronto History Blog Posts

Jun 10 | Posted by John P.
On June 8 and beyond, take a moment to reflect upon the disputed Toronto Purchase of 1...

May 12 | Posted by John P.
On May 10-11, take a moment to look back to 1968 when the Bloor-Danforth subway line (...

Upcoming Programs

Egyptology Club - FULL
Wed, Jun 27 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Curious about what it was like to grow up in Ancient Egypt? Get up close to artifact r...

Genealogy 101: Basics Of Genealogy
Sat, Jul 21 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Are you interested in discovering your family tree but are unsure where to start? Join...

Toronto Architecture Between The Wars: Deco & Moderne
Tue, Jul 31 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This illustrated lecture looks at examples of both the sophisticated Art Deco and Stre...

Share your memories of Yonge Street.

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