What we do
The Diocesan Archives offers safe, secure and controlled storage for non-current parish records. This includes baptism, marriage and burial records and proof of status for legal or genealogical purposes.
We hold the parish history files and often get calls from parishioners looking for historical information for events like special anniversaries.
The Archives also acts as a records centre and maintains the central filing system for active and semi-active files of the Diocese. This includes records on:
- parish and diocesan property
- deanery minutes and correspondence
- diocesan boards and committees
- treasury files
- personnel files
Accessing the Archives
Parishes can consult Archives staff about records-keeping, storage and records retention. For more details, see the Guide to using your Diocesan Archives.
The Diocesan Archives will be closed to visitors and research inquiries starting July 2 and will reopen on September 1 so staff can undertake inventory work and other much-needed projects. Urgent inquiries, including requests for certified copies will still be processed during the closure, but all others will have to wait until the Archives re-opens.
The Archives is currently closed for in person research and tours due to COVID 19. Once we reopen, if you would like to conduct your own research, the Archives will be open by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and tours of the Archives can be arranged by appointment only. As plans change this space will be updated.
We also welcome requests by mail, email and phone. We can carry out only limited research on behalf of patrons. Check the Archives fee schedule for more information.
Get in touch
You can reach the Archives staff at 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932) or by email: