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Please note that the Canada Post Labour disruption will not affect services provided by the Archives of Ontario. We encourage written communication by email or fax during this time:
Email: Fax Number: 416-327-1999
For those wishing to submit a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, we ask that you please send it through a courier service and include the $5.00 application fee to ensure it is processed. Cheque/Money Order is the only method of payment available for FOI requests and must be made payable to the Minister of Finance.

The Archives will be closed on the following days during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays: [More]

  • Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • Wednesday December 26 (Boxing Day)
  • Tuesday January 1 (New Year’s Day)
Vital Statistics Records Released
Hello, humans! You aren’t the only species in the archives. Flock to our free ANIMALIA: Animals in the Archives onsite exhibit or explore our related online exhibit to discover humans’ changing relationships with other animals and how these species have left their mark on Ontario’s history.
Commentaires de la clientèle
In 2017, the Archives of Ontario conducted a public Customer Service survey to evaluate overall customer satisfaction and to identify key factors currently influencing customer experience at the Archives. Over 500 people graciously completed the survey. Thank you to everyone for your valued feedback! Click here to see the results and what we are doing to improve customer experience at the Archives.
Vital Statistics Records Released
1936 marriages and 1946 death registrations are available now on
1933-1936 marriages and 1943-1946 deaths are available on the website for free in the Archives of Ontario Reading Room as well as in all public libraries across Ontario. Please note that the 1869-1912 births, 1869-1927 marriages and 1869-1937 deaths continue to be available on the Family Search website at Family Search website.
Historical Document Project
Access digital copies of select Ontario government publications from the Archives of Ontario’s library collection, including Ontario budgets and Ministry of Finance taxation studies and reports.