Here are just a few ways you can donate to the Town of York Historical Society and Toronto’s First Post Office, whether it be one-time or regular giving.

For other questions regarding donations and financial support of the Town of York Historical Society and Toronto’s First Post Office please contact:
Kat Akerfeldt, Executive Director at

1. Donate by credit card, Interac, or PayPal

Click the button below to donate online, safely and easily, though Canada Helps. You can also choose if this will be a one-time or regular donation.

2. Donate by Cheque

Please make your cheque out to
“The Town of York Historical Society”
Mail cheque to:
Toronto’s First Post Office
260 Adelaide St. East
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1N1

3. Donate Your Spare Change

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4. Donate With Your Paycheque via United Way

If your workplace has a payroll deduction program with the United Way, you can designate all or part of your paycheque donations towards The Town of York Historical Society/Toronto’s First Post Office!

Ask your workplace’s United Way team leader for a pledge form and fill in the following information:

  • Choose Option 3: “To another Registered Charity”
  • Full Name of Charity: “Town of York Historical Society”
  • Charitable Registration Number: 10810 1627 RR 0001
  • Mailing Address:
    260 Adelaide St. East, Toronto, ON, M5A 1N1

In Search Of…

Cleaning house? Please keep our ISO list in mind!

We are currently looking for the following items for upcoming programming, museum collection display or storage, or day-to-day operations. If you are able to help, please get in touch to confirm and arrange a pick-up or drop-off time.

Please do not drop items off without contacting us in advance!

Items should be clean and in good working order.

Programming Supplies:
MP3 Player (iPod or similar)
Speakers (USB input)
Vintage stamps (both cancelled and unused)
Greeting cards and stationery (unused)
Self-healing cutting mats (any size)
Cotton yardage – black, medium/heavyweight

Map cabinet/flat file cabinets
Steel shelving
Bookcase (Ikea Billy or similar)
Folding platform truck (or dolly)

Paper – for prints and copies, letter, legal, or ledger-sized

Toronto's First Post Office

260 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1

M–F: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (416) 865-1833

Help the Town of York Historical Society

Through its work the Society informs contemporary residents and visitors about the origins and early life of Toronto.