The ArQuives was established to aid in the recovery and preservation of our histories. Its mandate is to: Acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials in any medium, by and about LGBTQ2+ people, primarily produced in or concerning Canada; and Maintain a research library, international research files, and an international collection of queer and trans periodicals.
The ArQuives is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ Archives in the world and since 1973 the only LGBTQ2+ archives in Canada with a national scope, read further about our history and mission.
Henry Ding is a student pursuing a B.Arch/BFA in Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). With a concentration in Politics & Policy, he explores how writing, politics, and design can coalesce and [...]
The ArQuives has embarked on an exciting partnership with Defining Moments Canada/Moments Déterminants Canada to realize the creation of the resource Proud to Be: Queer Canadian Histories of the 1960s-1970s. Defining Moments Canada/Moments Déterminants Canada [...]
TheArQuives, in partnership with Archive/CounterArchive, is thrilled to announce that Jordan King will be Artist in Residence in celebration of The ArQuives’ 50th Anniversary. In September 2023, Toronto-based artist/curator Jordan King will present a multi-media [...]