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

BOOK LAUNCH: Ron Fletcher will introduce his latest book, John Norton, the Scot Who Became an Indian Chief and Helped Save Canada the evening of September 29. RSVP here.

CULTURE DAYS: Learn how to write with a quill as part of our FREE Culture Days workshops! RSVP for one of two sessions: 1pm or 2:30pm

EXHIBIT OPENING: On the Bright Side: The Stamp Art of Celine Chen will run at Toronto's First Post Office from October 7-January 20th.

WORKSHOP: Sprouts Press, maker of handbound books and paper artist, will be at Toronto's First Post Office on October 20th to lead a Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Workshop! October 20th, 6pm. Spaces are limited. Register here.

WORKSHOP: Now that you have your handmade notebook, put it to good use! Find out more about the Bullet Journal system and how it can help you manage your time, track your progress, and reach your goals. November 10th, 6pm. Register here.