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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. A price increase for all reproduction services will come into effect as of September 1, 2016.

For a full list of our new 2016 fees, please see Guide 105 - Reproduction Services and Fees, available September 1 on the Archives’ website and in the Archives’ Reading Room.

Please note that the Archives of Ontario will be closed Friday, November 11, Remembrance Day. [More]

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.
Footpaths to Freeways: The Artistry of Moma Markovich
New art exhibit coming this September!  Vibrant paintings by Moma Markovich depicting the historical development and construction of Ontario roads and bridges will be on display at the John B. Aird Gallery.
Archives of Ontario Facebook Page
The Archives of Ontario has a Facebook page! Go ahead and “like” us and check back for regular posts that explore the collections, resources, services, and initiatives of the Archives of Ontario. 
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.
Eatons’ Soldiers
Did your ancestor work for Eaton's and serve in World War I? Share your story!
Stories collected will form the basis of an exhibit at Mackenzie House from September 2017 to January 2018.