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News & Views from The ArQuives

Virtual book launch for Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada

November 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm EST Join us to celebrate the launch of Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada. Recently published by Figure 1 Publishing in Vancouver, BC, this book tells a story of LGBTQ2+ collective life and action in Canada since the mid-twentieth century and emphasizes political and… Continue Reading

Job Posting: Oral Historian (part-time/contract)

The LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory (University of Toronto, ON) and The ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archive (located in Toronto, ON) seeks a project oral historian (part-time, limited-term). The project focuses on the history of the Pussy Palace police raid (2000), Canada’s last major police bathhouse raid. This project will include 30-35 video oral history interviews… Continue Reading

‘Roots & Rites/Routes & Writes’ Call for Participants

‘Roots & Rites/Routes & Writes’ Call for Participants

This creative non-fiction writing workshop brings together queer and trans South Asian writers ages 18-30 years to create an archive of their experiences that will be preserved at The ArQuives and the Royal Ontario Museum. In the workshop, participants will be asked to write about memories or experiences prompted by artifacts from their personal collections… Continue Reading

Letter of Concern from Volunteers

On June 4, 2020 a group of concerned volunteers brought forward a letter outlining systemic barriers within The ArQuives related to racism and oppression (see Concerned Volunteer Letter). Due to lingering concerns about the relationship between political advocacy and our charitable status, the Board acknowledges that we have been hesitant in responding to recent issues… Continue Reading

Job Posting: Development Officer

The ArQuives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. Primarily a volunteer-run organization with a focus on Canadian content, The ArQuives acquires, preserves, and provides public access to information and collections in a variety of formats. Our organization offers a range of research, exhibition, educational, and… Continue Reading

Job Posting: Development Officer

The ArQuives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. Primarily a volunteer-run organization with a focus on Canadian content, The ArQuives acquires, preserves, and provides public access to information and collections in a variety of formats. Our organization offers a range of research, exhibition, educational, and… Continue Reading

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Virtual book launch for Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada

November 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm EST Join us to celebrate the launch of Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada. Recently published by Figure 1 Publishing in Vancouver, BC, this book tells a story of LGBTQ2+ collective life and action in Canada since the mid-twentieth century and emphasizes political and… Continue Reading

Job Posting: Oral Historian (part-time/contract)

The LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory (University of Toronto, ON) and The ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archive (located in Toronto, ON) seeks a project oral historian (part-time, limited-term). The project focuses on the history of the Pussy Palace police raid (2000), Canada’s last major police bathhouse raid. This project will include 30-35 video oral history interviews… Continue Reading

‘Roots & Rites/Routes & Writes’ Call for Participants

‘Roots & Rites/Routes & Writes’ Call for Participants

This creative non-fiction writing workshop brings together queer and trans South Asian writers ages 18-30 years to create an archive of their experiences that will be preserved at The ArQuives and the Royal Ontario Museum. In the workshop, participants will be asked to write about memories or experiences prompted by artifacts from their personal collections… Continue Reading

Letter of Concern from Volunteers

On June 4, 2020 a group of concerned volunteers brought forward a letter outlining systemic barriers within The ArQuives related to racism and oppression (see Concerned Volunteer Letter). Due to lingering concerns about the relationship between political advocacy and our charitable status, the Board acknowledges that we have been hesitant in responding to recent issues… Continue Reading

Job Posting: Development Officer

The ArQuives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. Primarily a volunteer-run organization with a focus on Canadian content, The ArQuives acquires, preserves, and provides public access to information and collections in a variety of formats. Our organization offers a range of research, exhibition, educational, and… Continue Reading

Job Posting: Development Officer

The ArQuives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. Primarily a volunteer-run organization with a focus on Canadian content, The ArQuives acquires, preserves, and provides public access to information and collections in a variety of formats. Our organization offers a range of research, exhibition, educational, and… 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

Please note that The ArQuives offices will be closed for winter holidays from December 21, 2019 to January 6, 2020. We will resume normal hours on January 7, 2020. All reference requests made to queeries@arquives.ca after December 12, 2019 will be answered in January 2020.

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.


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, 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.

The ArQuives has an access ramp to the front door and a lift from the first floor to the second floor. There are volunteers available to operate the lift. 

 There is an accessible washroom on the first floor. All washrooms are gender-neutral. 

 The ArQuives is a scent-free environment. 

 Please contact The ArQuives if you have any specific questions about accessibility that we can help with at queeries@arquives.ca.