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.

Local History & Genealogy Blog

Discover the history of your family, your Toronto neighbourhood, or places in Ontario and across Canada.

Featured Post - Researching the History of Your House in Toronto.

Upcoming Programs

Discover Your Heritage
Tue, Feb 25 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Scarborough Historical Society
Tue, Feb 25 | 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

"The Ward Uncovered: Archaeological Investigations of One of Toronto's First Arri...

NTHS: Joshua Glover - The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Man
Wed, Feb 26 | 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Joshua Glover was an ordinary man whose extraordinary adventures in search of his free...

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