The Diocesan Archives provides safe, secure and controlled storage for non-current parish records, including baptism, marriage and burial records, 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 such as special anniversaries. Photographs and architectural drawings may also be requested and borrowed 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 that are maintained in the archives include parish and diocesan property, correspondence, deanery minutes and correspondence, diocesan boards and committees, treasury and personnel files.

Staff may be consulted regarding 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. Although an appointment is not required on open days, it is recommended that you contact the Archives a day or two before your planned visit to ensure that the materials you are interested in are available for research.

Enquiries are also welcomed 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.

The Archives staff can be reached by email or at 416-363-6021 or 1-800-668-8932:

Mary-Anne Nicholls, Archivist, ext. 219
Sue Halwa, Archives Assistant, ext. 218

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