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Online Exhibits at the Archives of Ontario

As of September 29, 2022 the Archives of Ontario has launched the Archives and Information Management System (AIMS). The AIMS integrates the Archives Descriptive Database, the BIBLiON Library Catalogue, the Government of Ontario Art Collection (GOAC) and the Visual Database into one online tool. As a result, you may encounter broken links to the old databases on our website. We are working at updating these links to the AIMS. If you encounter a broken link and need assistance, please contact us. 

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.

We aim to make our online content accessible for all. If you require assistance accessing our website, and online tools and resources, please contact us.

Exhibit Spotlight -

Detail from Stratford — a colourful, geometric painting created by Donald Lewis circa 1968 and featuring Shakespeare and theatre imagery to depict Stratford, Ontario

ON Stage: Spotlighting the History of Theatre in Ontario

This exhibit traces the development of Ontario’s live theatre scene from its early stages of prominence in the 19th century to its important role in the province’s cultural landscape today. Showcasing the Archives of Ontario’s collections documenting the dramatic arts, it invites audiences to experience the past and present allure of the stage.

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