The Diocesan Archives provides safe, secure and controlled storage for non-current parish records, including baptism, marriage and burial records, and proof of status for legal purposes as well as genealogical purposes.

Archives holds the parish history files and frequently receives calls from parishioners seeking historical information for events like special anniversaries. You can also request and borrow photographs and architectural drawings for displays.

Archives also acts as a records centre and maintains the central filing system for active and semi-active files of the Diocese. Some of the records maintained in the archives include parish and diocesan property, correspondence, deanery minutes and correspondence, diocesan boards and committees, treasury and personnel files.

You can consult staff about records-keeping, storage and records retention issues. Tours of the Archives are available by appointment. For members of the public who want to conduct their own research, the Archives is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. An appointment isn’t required on open days, but we recommend that you contact the Archives a day or two before your planned visit to make sure the materials you’re interested in are available for research.

You can also submit an inquiries by mail, email and telephone. However, only limited research can be undertaken on behalf of patrons. Please refer to the fee schedule for further information.

You can reach the Archives staff by email or at 416-363-6021 or 1-800-668-8932:

Claire Wilton, Archivist, ext. 219
Sue Halwa, Assistant Archivist, ext. 218

For research or archive inquiries, please email

The Archives will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 for Thanksgiving.

                                                   * ARCHIVES CLOSURE *

The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Archives will be closed to inquiries and visitors from November 1, 2019 and will re-open on December 2, 2019. We will be closed so staff can conduct inventory work and other archival projects.
Urgent matters, including requests for certified copies, will be accommodated during the closure, but we would ask that all others wait until the Archive re-opens to submit their requests.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused during this time.

Information and Guides

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