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Effective January 16 2017, the Province of Ontario will no longer accept payments by AMERICAN EXPRESS CREDIT CARD.

The Province continues to accept payments by VISA CREDIT CARD, MASTERCARD CREDIT CARD and INTERAC DEBIT CARD.

Our hours of operation over the holiday period will be as follows [More]:

  • Saturday December 24 (Christmas Eve) – closed
  • Sunday December 25 (Christmas Day) – closed
  • Monday December 26 (Boxing Day) – closed
  • Tuesday December 27 – (Boxing Day) – closed
  • Saturday December 31 (New Year’s Eve) – closed
  • Sunday January 1 (New Year’s Day) – closed
  • Monday January 2 (the day after New Year's Day) – closed
Footpaths to Freeways: The Artistry of Moma Markovich
We’re offering two special holiday greeting cards for you to print and give to friends and family!

Find them here.
Archives of Ontario Facebook Page
Explore information about initiatives, events, and resources developed by the Archives of Ontario to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
Footpaths to Freeways: The Artistry of Moma Markovich
The Archives’ latest onsite exhibit explores the Era of Confederation through the stories of four family groups in Ontario, and how their lives intersected with larger historical forces of the period. Family Ties also includes a look at how Ontario celebrated the Centennial anniversary of Confederation in 1967.
Archives of Ontario Facebook Page
The Archives of Ontario has a Facebook page! Go ahead and “like” us and check back for regular posts that explore the collections, resources, services, and initiatives of the Archives of Ontario. 
New Online Exhibit: Meet the Browns!
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.
Eatons’ Soldiers
Did your ancestor work for Eaton's and serve in World War I? Share your story!
Stories collected will form the basis of an exhibit at Mackenzie House from September 2017 to January 2018.