Welcome

Toronto's First Post Office is operated by the Town of York Historical Society. The Society was born of the interest generated by the restoration of an historical block of buildings at Adelaide and George Streets, in downtown Toronto. These included the Bank of Upper Canada (1827), the De La Salle Building (1871), and Toronto’s First Post Office (1833).  Many experts – architects, historians and curators – volunteered assistance during the restoration project.  From this core group, the Town of York Historical Society was formed in February of 1983.

The Society now operates Toronto’s First Post Office as a museum, a National Historic Site and a post office.

Toronto's First Post Office is an authorized full-service dealer for Canada Post. All current definitive and commemorative stamps are available. We also offer special philatelic services, including a pictorial cancel, a reproduction of Toronto's first cancel (in red ink, as exclusively used by Toronto's first Postmaster James Scott Howard), and US postage for return mail.

Latest News

BULLET JOURNALS: Find out more about the Bullet Journal system and how it can help you manage your time, track your progress, and reach your goals. New date: May 11th.
P.S. Did you see us talking about Bullet Journals in The Toronto Star?

MORE BULLET JOURNALS: ...on the road! We'll be at every BRIKA location over the course of April. Details and registration: BRIKA Queen West April 4, BRIKA The PATH April 19, BRIKA Riverside April 25.

FYI: Toronto's First Post Office will be closed April 14, 16, and 17 for Easter. We'll be open on Saturday, April 15, though!

BOOK LAUNCH: David Raymont from the York Pioneers and Historical Society will be at TFPO on April 20th to launch Dare to Do What is Right, an autobiography of Sir William Howland, co-published with York Heritage. RSVP here.

BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP: On May 25th, Carolyn of Sprouts Press Designs returns to lead a workshop on hardcover Coptic Stitch bookbinding. Spots are limited and this workshop will sell out! Find more information and register here.