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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
  • correspondence
  • 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 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.

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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

ext. 219

Sarah McDougall

Archives Assistant
ext. 218