Learn about the Toronto Archive’s online resources

Back Lane Studios offers a free Zoom workshop Thursday, March 11, 11 a.m.

Did you ever wonder about a building’s history?  Or who used to live in your house?  Maybe you’d like to find out when something was built or what was on a site now occupied by a condo?  During this free workshop on Zoom, Jessica Algie, from the Toronto Archives, will show us how to dig into the city’s past by tapping into directories, insurance maps, photo archives, old newspaper files and other online databases.  As a case study, she’ll show how she used these resources to explore the history of a building on Roncesvalles Avenue that used to be a dairy.

Please reserve your spot for this free Zoom event on Eventbrite: researchingtorontohistory.eventbrite.com

About the Presenter:  Jessica has worked in the history field at the City of Toronto for the past 16 years.  She began at Spadina Museum Historic House and Gardens as a day-camp counselor, and later as an interpreter and program officer.  Jessica joined the City of Toronto Archives in 2013, where she works to help people access the City’s wonderful archival collections through tours and exhibitions.  Although the archives are currently closed because of Covid, many of its research resources can be accessed online.