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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

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity with those protesting the police murder of George Floyd, anti-Black police brutality, and everyday state violence against Black, Indigenous people and all people of colour. Continue Reading

The Video Project

The Video Project

The following is an interview with Jonathan Brent, a Toronto-based filmmaker, content creator, videographer and ArQuives volunteer who joined the communications committee earlier in the year. Continue Reading

Out North

Out North

Three years in the making, Out North, An Archive of Queer Activism
and Kinship in Canada, published by The ArQuives and Figure.1 Publishing, is now available in bookstores across Canada. Continue Reading

We are hiring! YCW Archival Assistant

YCW Archival Assistant

The ArQuives is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 12-week term, beginning June 22, 2020. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the archives to improve public access to its rich holdings of LGBTQ2+ heritage. The successful applicant will create online archival exhibitions and if circumstances allow, to arrange & describe records, and assist with reference services. Continue Reading

The Queerantine Project – Call for Submissions

We are especially interested in submissions from the more acutely marginalized groups within the larger LGBTQ2+ community (ie. Black, Indigenous, people of colour, trans, gender non-conforming, disabled folks, folks experiencing poverty, and/or lack of housing).  The maximum size of an entire submission is 1 GB. Please size your images for this limit before submitting your… 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

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity with those protesting the police murder of George Floyd, anti-Black police brutality, and everyday state violence against Black, Indigenous people and all people of colour. Continue Reading

The Video Project

The Video Project

The following is an interview with Jonathan Brent, a Toronto-based filmmaker, content creator, videographer and ArQuives volunteer who joined the communications committee earlier in the year. Continue Reading

Out North

Out North

Three years in the making, Out North, An Archive of Queer Activism
and Kinship in Canada, published by The ArQuives and Figure.1 Publishing, is now available in bookstores across Canada. Continue Reading

We are hiring! YCW Archival Assistant

YCW Archival Assistant

The ArQuives is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 12-week term, beginning June 22, 2020. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the archives to improve public access to its rich holdings of LGBTQ2+ heritage. The successful applicant will create online archival exhibitions and if circumstances allow, to arrange & describe records, and assist with reference services. Continue Reading

Notice of 2019 AGM and Nomination to Board of Directors

Notice of 2019 AGM and Nomination to Board of Directors

The ArQuives (Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) invites you to the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). When: Monday, June 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm Where: The AGM will take place on Zoom due to COVID-19 Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/95916408184?pwd=Y08zQzlhallrbE5nMDFqYTljQ1FCZz09 Meeting ID: 959-1640-8184 Meeting password: 526-425 Call in: +1 647 374 4685 Canada, +1 647 558 0588… 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… Continue Reading