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Keeping Our Stories Alive

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.

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Education Resources

Our Education Resources were developed and crafted to support educators in incorporating queer and trans perspectives into Grade 9-12 English and History curricula.

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ArQuives Collection

Our Collection can be searched online. Search by keyword, collection, organization, person, media, artifact type, among other options.

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Our Exhibits

Our current and past Exhibitions are listed on our programming page here. Check out our online Digital Exhibitions anytime.

What’s New

Femme Story Archives

The Femme Story Archives team is currently conducting a project called "On our own terms: An oral history and archive of queer femme community and culture in Toronto, 1990-2000," funded by a SSHRC Insight Development [...]


Meet Me In Leather

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - July 28 @ 3:00 pm


June 1 @ 11:00 am - July 28 @ 3:00 pm

Leather Bound Stories in Archives

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Our Partners

Click any of our partners’ logos below to visit their respective websites.

Pride & Run
Pink Triangle Press
Pink Triangle Press
Community One