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

  • Monday Dec 25th (Christmas Day) – Closed
  • Tuesday Dec 26th (Boxing Day) – Closed
  • Monday January 1st (New Year’s Day)

We wish you and yours a happy holiday season. [More]:

The subway is almost here!

Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension

The TTC has announced the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension will officially open on December 17. This extension will include York University station, just steps from the Archives of Ontario! 
Customers are asked to contact their local transit agency for more information.

Family Ties Travelling Exhibit

In time for Franco-Ontarian Day on September 25, our Family Ties travelling exhibit now includes the family story of Alfred Évanturel—the first Franco-Ontarian speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. For booking information, please visit our travelling exhibits webpage.

Online Exhibit: Centennial Ontario
1935 marriages and 1945 death registrations are available now on marriages and 1943-1945 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.
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.
Online Exhibit: Centennial Ontario
Travel back to 1967 and explore how our collections document the groovy ways that Ontario celebrated the Centennial of Confederation. This exhibit is part of the Archives’ Ontario150 initiatives.
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.