A tour of the City of Toronto Archives is a useful introduction for undergraduates and post-grads, of any discipline, to the world of archival research.

Booking information:

    • Advance booking is required. Please contact the Archives at 416-392-5561 or at archives@toronto.ca to book a program.
    • The program is free and lasts 1½ hours.
    • Minimum group size is 10, maximum is 30.
    • This program can be a tour of our facility, an educational workshop on archival theory and using an archives, or we can cover a specific research area.

 

The student experience

  • Students will:
    • become familiarized with our collection, and made aware of the resources that will provide the skills to conduct research projects
  • Some groups that have visited the City of Toronto Archives include:
    • University of Toronto, Dept. of Religion – interested in religious institutions within the city and local community
    • University of Toronto, Dept. of History – interested in social and living conditions of immigrants and the working classes in early 20th century Toronto
    • York University, Dept. of Sociology – received an introduction to archival research and research methods
    • York University, Faculty of Urban Planning – interested in property ownership and land-use records
    • OCAD University – interested in archival resources for artists and designers
    • Ryerson University, School of Journalism – received an introduction to archival research and archival resources for journalists