Archives of Ontario
Contact Information[edit | edit source]
Telephone: 416-327-1600, or 1-800-668-9933 Toll-Free Number (Ontario only)
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Collection Description[edit | edit source]
Most records in the Archives of Ontario are government created. These are from the late eighteenth century to the present and document political and legal decisions, the evolution of the province, and the interaction between the government and its citizens.
The most popular government records are the registrations of births, marriages and deaths. The Archives of Ontario also have photographic and audio-visual records, for example, the Ministry of Natural Resources aerial photographs.
Since 1903, the Archives of Ontario has acquired records from the private sector. They hold the records of over 2,600 private individuals, businesses, clubs and associations, labor and political organizations.
The J. J. Talman Library is a research and reference collection for the general public at the Archives. There are approximately 75,000 books, pamphlets, Ontario Government publications, periodicals, microfilm, microfiche and other printed and published items in the Library's collections.
Tips[edit | edit source]
All visitors require an Archives of Ontario Researcher (AOR) card. Sign up for one in advance and save time when you arrive. Online Registration.
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Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]
If you cannot visit or find a source at the Archives of Ontario, a similar source may be available at one of the following.
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