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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.

Please note that the Archives of Ontario will be closed on Saturday, July 1 & Monday, July 3 for Canada Day. [More]:

Doors Open Toronto 2017

Family Focus: Early Portrait Photography at the Archives of Ontario is a free photography exhibit on display at the John B. Aird Gallery, 900 Bay St., Toronto, from June 27 to July 21.

Lunch’n Tour tour
In 2017 the Archives of Ontario will be offering free lunchtime tours of the 31 public artworks on permanent display at Macdonald Block at 900 Bay St in Toronto. Register now !
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
Explore information about initiatives, events, and resources developed by the Archives of Ontario to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
Eatons’ Soldiers
The Archives of Ontario is counting down the 150 days until Ontario’s 150th birthday on July 1, 2017! Like, re-tweet and follow our #Ontario150 Twitter Campaign @ArchivesOntario to see important people and moments from 1867 to the present, represented in our diverse collections.
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.