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NOTICE
Please note that the Archives of Ontario will be closed Thursday, December 25 (Christmas Day), Friday, December 26( Boxing Day), and Thursday, January 1 (New Year`s Day) [More]

The Archives of Ontario is dedicated to making its resources and services as widely accessible as possible. While we have not increased reproduction fees since 2002, in order to continue offering high-quality services we are now required to increase fees to reflect actual costs. To ease transition, the new fees will be phased in. The first increase took effect September 1, 2014. Please note that subsequent increases will take place annually over the next two years.

For a full list of our new 2014 fees, please see our Guide 105 - Reproduction Services and Fees.

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. [More]

The Archives of Ontario is commemorating Remembrance Day by showcasing the contributions made by the T. Eaton Company and its employees to the war effort during World War I in a new online exhibit. [More]
On October 3, 1914, the first contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force set sail for England. Exactly one century later, on October 3, 2014, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell opened the Archives of Ontario’s newest onsite exhibit. [More]
New Speakers Series On WWI
The world’s first-ever global conflict erupted 100 years ago. To commemorate the centenary of WWI, the Archives is hosting a series of engaging talks designed to connect Ontario residents with archival records related to the war.[More]
We lend travelling exhibits to institutions throughout Ontario – free of charge. Our newest exhibit, Dear Sadie – Love, Lives, and Remembrance from Ontario’s First World War, recounts the stories of four Ontarians through their correspondence.[More]