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Notice of fee increase for reproduction services:

The Archives of Ontario is dedicated to making its resources and services as widely accessible as possible. In order to continue offering high-quality services, we are required to increase fees to reflect actual cost. To ease transition, the new fees are being phased in. A price increase for all reproduction services will come into effect as of September 1, 2015. Please note that a similar and final increase will take place in September 2016. For a full list of our new 2015 fees, please see Guide 105 - Reproduction Services and Fees, which will be available September 1 on the Archives’ website here and in the Archives’ Reading Room.

Please note that the Archives of Ontario will be closed Monday, October 12 , Thanksgiving Day. [More]

Ontario Regional Centres Records
A settlement agreement reached in a class action lawsuit brought against Ontario by former residents of Huronia Regional Centre was approved in Superior Court on December 3, 2013.

Driving a Massey-Harris tractor, International Plowing Match
Whether living on a farm, enjoying a farmer’s market, or tasting delicious foods, Ontarians take great pride in their agricultural heritage. This new exhibit examines how farming in Ontario has transformed the land and created communities, and how food reaches our tables. [PDF]
Alan Sullivan and family [October, 1915]
In honour of the TORONTO2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games, let’s celebrate  our athletic heritage and fascinating moments in Ontario sports history.
Jackie throwing Shot put
As a result of a licencing agreement between the Archives of Ontario and Family Search International, starting May 30, 2015, historical microfilmed vital statistics records will be available online, through the Family Search International (FSI) website. This includes indexes and registrations for 1869-1910 births, 1869-1927 marriages and 1869-1937 deaths.
WW1 Speakers series logo
On October 3, 1914, the first contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force set sail for England. Exactly one century later, on October 3, 2014, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell opened the Archives of Ontario’s newest onsite exhibit.