KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE

Past Exhibitions

Tape Condition: degraded

Tape Condition: degraded

We Could Be Heroes (Just For One Day)

We Could Be Heroes (Just For One Day)

Traces

Traces

Dissident Family

Dissident Family

Queering Space

Queering Space

Marked: Tattoos & Queer Identity

Marked: Tattoos & Queer Identity

Code, Read: Hollywood’s Hays Code and the Queer Stereotypes of the Silver Screen

Code, Read: Hollywood’s Hays Code and the Queer Stereotypes of the Silver Screen

Butch: Not Like the Other Girls

Butch: Not Like the Other Girls

Imaging Home: Resistance, Migration, Contradiction

Imaging Home: Resistance, Migration, Contradiction

Sex Lives and Videotape

Sex Lives and Videotape

Rocking the Boat: Celebrating Queer Content in Canadian Concert Dance

Rocking the Boat: Celebrating Queer Content in Canadian Concert Dance

Colour Coded: queer abstraction meets fruity frosting

Colour Coded: queer abstraction meets fruity frosting

TORNADO TAG TEAM Artistic, Cultural, and Activist Responses to TAG TEAM: Gay Premises and Gay Premises: Radical Voices in the Archive, 1973-1983

TORNADO TAG TEAM Artistic, Cultural, and Activist Responses to TAG TEAM: Gay Premises and Gay Premises: Radical Voices in the Archive, 1973-1983

No Looking After the Internet

No Looking After the Internet

Pride Show: Gay Premises: Radical Voices in the Archives, 1973-1983

Pride Show: Gay Premises: Radical Voices in the Archives, 1973-1983

TAG TEAM: Gay Premises

TAG TEAM: Gay Premises

Gay Premises: Radical Voices in the Archives, 1973-1983 and TAG TEAM: Gay Premises

Gay Premises: Radical Voices in the Archives, 1973-1983 and TAG TEAM: Gay Premises

The Practice of Everyday Freedom: Richard Hudler and Rupert Raj

The Practice of Everyday Freedom: Richard Hudler and Rupert Raj

The Reason and The Ride

The Reason and The Ride

In the Image of

In the Image of

words, wit, wisdom and wool

words, wit, wisdom and wool

Libraries

Libraries

Pushing Buttons

Pushing Buttons

At the Same Time

At the Same Time

Public Sins / Private Desires: Tracing Lesbian Lives in the Archives, 1950 – 1980

Public Sins / Private Desires: Tracing Lesbian Lives in the Archives, 1950 – 1980

Looking Forward/Looking Back:25 Lives 14 years later

Looking Forward/Looking Back:25 Lives 14 years later

Lez Con: An exhibition by Onya Hogan-Finlay

Lez Con: An exhibition by Onya Hogan-Finlay

Switch

Switch

Sexy SmART

Sexy SmART

Vintage Blue for Nuit Blanche

Vintage Blue for Nuit Blanche

CENSORED LIVES: Suppression, resistance and free speech

CENSORED LIVES: Suppression, resistance and free speech

National Portrait Collection

National Portrait Collection

CONTACT US


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.