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Online Exhibits at the Archives of Ontario

Explore our virtual exhibits, which feature various groups of records, cover a wide range of subjects, and highlight many different aspects of Ontario’s diverse past.

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Exhibit Spotlight -

Photo by Stan Wesley featuring the written document of the James Bay Treaty (Treaty No. 9), a photo of Chief Michel Batise and his wife at the Fort Matachewan signing ceremony in 1906, and a flag from the ceremony.

The James Bay Treaty (Treaty No. 9)

This exhibit, created in collaboration with Mushkegowuk Council and Queen’s University Archives, examines the James Bay Treaty (Treaty No. 9)—its historical significance, the different interpretations of this agreement, its impact on Indigenous communities in an area covering roughly two-thirds of Ontario’s total landmass, and the treaty’s enduring relevance today.

Exhibit Categories -

A note on exhibit categories: some exhibits are listed in multiple categories. In some cases, the entire exhibit is related to the category; in others, only part(s) of the exhibit is/are connected to the category.

Arts & Architecture


Black Canadian Histories


Collections Spotlight


Indigenous Traditions & Histories


Land, Environment, & Infrastructure


Life in the Past


People & Communities


Wartime Stories


Women in Archives