Explore our newest online exhibit – “Meet the Browns: A Confederation Family” – to learn more about the family behind one of Canada’s “Fathers of Confederation,” and their importance in his life. This exhibit is part of the Archives’ celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada.
Dr. L. Bruce Robertson, a skilled and compassionate physician, saved the lives of many WWI soldiers through his innovative technique in blood transfusion. View this exhibit, containing heartwarming letters from his patients and their families, to discover the lasting impact made by doctors and nurses during the First World War.
Experience the magic of the holiday season with our new online exhibit showcasing the imaginative designs of Ted and Eleanor Konkle for the T. Eaton Company’s Christmas window displays from 1953 to 1963. Ted and Eleanor’s creative process is brought to life through the couple’s whimsical conceptual drawings paired with photographs of the completed display windows for the Eaton’s College Street store in Toronto.
The Archives of Ontario is commemorating Remembrance Day by showcasing the contributions made by the T. Eaton Company and its employees to the war effort during World War I in a new online exhibit. [More]
Get immersed in our new exhibit commemorating the World War I centenary. Using letters between soldier Harry Mason and his sweetheart, Sadie Arbuckle, Dear Sadie tells the moving story of their relationship while it explores the reality of war.
In 2005, members of the Ontario Society of Artists donated works to the Government of Ontario Art Collection. All the diverse works represent some aspect of Ontario as reflected through the eyes of its talented artists.
On the night of April 19-20th 1904, Toronto experienced the worst fire in its history. Nearly 20 acres of land were levelled and over 5,000 jobs were lost. This exhibit remembers this significant event in the city's history.
On March 30th, 1954, Canada’s First Subway opened for service. It was an immediate hit; 250,000 rode it on the first day. This exhibit looks at the subway's construction and milestones in its development.
Canadian Posters from the First World War is an exhibit that focuses on Canadian posters from the First World War and, in particular, those that can be found in the Archives of Ontario poster collection.
This exhibit focuses on letters written from the front during World War One by brothers, Charlie and Wally Gray. They are touching in their simplicity and reach us in a way that history texts rarely do.
In 2003, 2 large panoramic photographs of Niagara Falls were discovered in the attic of the Ontario Parliament building. The pictures are almost 6 metres long and date from 1912 and 1913. This exhibit profiles the Archives' efforts to preserve them.
Television station CFPL went on the air in 1953. In 2002, they generously donated the news output for their first 15 years of operation to the Archives of Ontario. This exhibit presents a selection of over 175 stories from the station's first years.