Archive Doors Open Toronto 2011    


City of Toronto Archives
255 Spadina Road , Toronto, ON M5R 2V3
Telephone: 416-397-5000

District: South (former City of Toronto and East York)

Architect and year:
Zeidler Roberts Partnership, 1992

Open:
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Last admittance to building: 4:00
Sunday: Not open

Formally opened on January 22, 1992, the City of Toronto Archives was designed by Zeidler Roberts Partnership to be a safe, secure and efficient archives, as well as an inviting research facility and a complement to its historic surroundings. Architectural highlights include: an ultra-modern, climate controlled storage area to accomodate 123, 000 boxes; a skylit central atrium and exhibition area; pink terrazzo staircase; 60-seat theatre; and a skylit Research Hall where researchers can access the City's documentary heritage.

Event information:
As part of Doors Open, Toronto's archival community invites you to "Step Into your Archives" on Saturday, May 28th. Take part in a full day of activities that explore the link between yesterday and tomorrow. Stroll through displays from some of the outstanding archives operating in Ontario. See our new exhibits and pick up a research guide that will help you research your house. Don't miss our theatre where you can view archival films, go behind the scenes and visit the conservation and digitization labs and learn how historical materials are maintained and preserved for future generations.

Photography permitted: Yes  tripod: NoFilming permitted: Yes   tripod: No
Map:

TTC (nearest station) Dupont Bus/streetcar: 26, 127

Visit their web site: www.toronto.ca/archives

Accessibility: Full   Washrooms: Yes   Parking: Free   Highlights: N/A   

 

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