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Archives

What We Do

The Diocesan Archives offers safe, secure and climate-controlled storage for non-current parish records. This includes baptism, marriage and burial registers for both current and closed parishes across the Diocese of Toronto, as well as historical parish records, photographs, drawings, and other commemorative items. For more information, see our Guide to the Diocesan Archives brochure.

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
  • correspondence
  • deanery minutes and correspondence
  • diocesan boards and committees
  • treasury files
  • personnel files

Parishes and Diocesan staff can consult Archives staff about recordkeeping, storage and records retention. Visit our Information for Parishes page for more details.

Researchers and other visitors can learn more about accessing our collections on our Information for Researchers page.

Accessing the Archives

Effective May 2, 2022 the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Archives is open to in-person research on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only.

Please visit our Information for Researchers webpage for information on booking a visit, including hours of operation, researcher fees, access restrictions, and COVID-19 and general safety protocols. Please note that COVID-19 and general safety protocols apply to both members of the public and representatives from parishes.

We also welcome requests by mail, email and phone. Please note that we can undertake only limited research on behalf of patrons.

If you have any questions, please contact us at archives@toronto.anglican.ca.

 

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Get in touch

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

Claire Wilton

Archivist
ext. 219

Sarah McDougall

Archives Assistant
ext. 218