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You’re Invited To Brunch! At The ArQuives …

You’re Invited To Brunch! At The ArQuives …

[Originally published in The Recipes Project, 28/02/2019.  Reproduced by permission of the author] By Michael Pereira When it comes to meals, brunch is the queerest of them all. I may not have the empirical evidence to back up this claim, but I would bet that brunch is itself a queer invention. It’s not quite early… Continue Reading

A Harlem Nocturne: an archival workshop with artist Deanna Bowen on the criminalization of Black nightlife in Vancouver

Deanna Bowen will share her research on the personal, political, and playful intersection of family legend, urban violence, and racial tensions unaddressed by the decriminalization and resulting paradigm shift of the Omnibus Criminal Law Amendment Act 1969. Deanna Bowen will discuss her research on the criminalization of Black nightclubs in a city known for its… Continue Reading

Lo’s Literary Look at the Archives – Love is in the Hair, Syrus Marcus Ware

Love is in the Hair, by artist/ activist/ educator Syrus Marcus Ware, is a charming little children’s book. Released through Flamingo Rampant in 2015, it tells the story of a young girl, Carter, who can’t sleep due to excitement for her new sibling’s arrival, who asks her uncles for a bedtime story. Flamingo Rampant’s goal… Continue Reading

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You’re Invited To Brunch! At The ArQuives …

You’re Invited To Brunch! At The ArQuives …

[Originally published in The Recipes Project, 28/02/2019.  Reproduced by permission of the author] By Michael Pereira When it comes to meals, brunch is the queerest of them all. I may not have the empirical evidence to back up this claim, but I would bet that brunch is itself a queer invention. It’s not quite early… Continue Reading

A Harlem Nocturne: an archival workshop with artist Deanna Bowen on the criminalization of Black nightlife in Vancouver

Deanna Bowen will share her research on the personal, political, and playful intersection of family legend, urban violence, and racial tensions unaddressed by the decriminalization and resulting paradigm shift of the Omnibus Criminal Law Amendment Act 1969. Deanna Bowen will discuss her research on the criminalization of Black nightclubs in a city known for its… Continue Reading

Lo’s Literary Look at the Archives – Love is in the Hair, Syrus Marcus Ware

Love is in the Hair, by artist/ activist/ educator Syrus Marcus Ware, is a charming little children’s book. Released through Flamingo Rampant in 2015, it tells the story of a young girl, Carter, who can’t sleep due to excitement for her new sibling’s arrival, who asks her uncles for a bedtime story. Flamingo Rampant’s goal… Continue Reading

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@arquives.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
The ArQuives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As we continue our efforts to make The ArQuives more accessible, we are renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. Please note that there will not be any construction work done during public service hours. Should there be any disruptions affecting our access to the front door and/or work in the house during this process, we will post a notice as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we try to make The ArQuives more accessible to all. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Raegan Swanson, at executivedirector@arquives.ca


The ArQuives is located on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.