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New Online Tool Allows for Easier Searching

Search archival, library and art collections using the new Archives and Information Management System (AIMS).

Notice: Please note that as we implement our new online tool, you may experience some technical challenges. We appreciate your patience. 

Learn more about AIMS

Click to know more about Family History

Follow this link to learn how to trace your family history using the records held by the Archives of Ontario

Click to know more about Education

The Archives of Ontario brings education to life with resources and online lesson plans

Click to know about What We Have

Explore the Archives' collections using our research guides and various Databases

At Centre Stage...

Photo of a man looking at a microfilm reel with a magnifying glass

Check out exhibits, events, and resources to learn more about the fascinating history of the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) – Canada’s oldest continuously operating professional art society. Click to learn how the Government of Ontario Art Collection and Archives of Ontario are supporting creativity in Ontario as the Society celebrates its anniversary year. Image: P. Dumas-Hudecki 

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

It’s showtime! Explore our latest online exhibit that traces the development of Ontario’s live theatre scene over the past 200 years and puts the past and present importance of the dramatic arts at centre stage.

Photo of a man looking at a microfilm reel with a magnifying glass

Explore some of our most popular microfilm collections online! FamilySearch International has digitized these collections for you to access free of charge through the FamilySearch website. Learn more.

Puzzle depicting a Costumed woman in Caribana parade, Toronto

Discover amazing records from the Archives of Ontario’s collections and put your puzzling skills to the test.