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From scientists to saints, artists to achievers, you'll find them here. Be sure to take a look at our lists of Famous Torontonians and Toronto Authors and Illustrators too.


  • CDN Craig & Marc Kielberger

    It started when 12 year old Craig of Thornhill,On was determined to make a difference in the world.

  • CDN Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

    Learn all about the many people who were important in the formation of Canada. This site covers the years 1000 to 1930. It is intended for adults but has a lot of useful information. Available in French and English.

  • Catholic Online Saints & Angels

    Look up your favourite saint or angel. Use the alphabetical list or search by Feast Day. We've linked you straight to the Saint Index for those of you in a rush!

  • CDN Chris Hadfield

    The first Canadian to be the Commander of the International Space Station.

  • CDN Emily Carr At Home and At Work

    Learn about the life of Emily Carr, one of British Columbia's most famous artists.

  • CDN First Among Equals-the Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics

    From fun to the facts.

  • Gallery of Achievers - A Museum of Living History

    All about people who have shaped the 20th Century by their accomplishments. Discover a role model in the arts, business, public service, science and exploration and sports.

  • CDN The Group of Seven and Their Contemporaries

    Discover the history of the Group of Seven and learn about each individual artists and some of their paintings.

  • Indexes of Biographies

    An alphabetical and chronological index to biographies of mathematicians. A site for adults but pretty easy to use.

  • Literary Sources Online

    There is information about hundreds of authors in this database. You will need your library card to use it.

  • CDN The Terry Fox Run - About Terry Fox

    A young Canadian with cancer, Terry Fox became a hero when he attempted to run across the country on an artificial leg. The website has more about Terry and the Run.

  • CDN Women Artists in Canada

    Look up artists by last name.