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Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension

There’s a new way to come and enjoy the Thrill of Discovery.

The TTC’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension is now in operation, including York University Station, located close to the Archives of Ontario!

Photo credit: James Bowers
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.