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Please note that the Archives of Ontario will be closed Monday, February 15, Family Day . [More]

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.

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.
The Konkles’ Christmas Displays for the T. Eaton Company
On Thursday February 25, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Archives of Ontario will host a panel discussion organized by HerstoriesCafé, focusing on narratives of women’s activism in Ontario and the roles played by women in shaping communities throughout the province.
Lawrence Bruce Robertson, WWI Surgeon
Dr. L. Bruce Robertson, a skilled and compassionate physician, saved the lives of many WWI soldiers through his innovative technique in blood transfusion. View this exhibit, containing heartwarming letters from his patients and their families, to discover the lasting impact made by doctors and nurses during the First World War.
New Travelling Exhibit Celebrates Ontario’s Agricultural Past
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]
Legacy Vital Statistics Now on Family Search Website
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.