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Temporary Closure

The ArQuives will be temporarily closed to the public and all volunteers to support Toronto’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We will close from March 14, 2020 through April 6, 2020, at which time we will revisit the situation to consider extending the closure, as needed. As the number of immuno-compromised folks in… Continue Reading

Qaleidoscope Gala Postponed

Qaleidoscope Gala Postponed

In light of COVID-19, we are sadly postponing our March 28th Qaleidoscope Gala and we will connect with ticket holders once our action plan is developed. We want our vibrant community to remain healthy – and ready to dress up and dance when the time is right! Continue Reading

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Telephone: 416-777-2755

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

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


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 after December 12, 2019 will be answered in January 2020.


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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… Continue Reading