Upcoming Events

Historic Places Day

July 4th – August 31st, 2020. Free. Details here

Canada #HistoricPlacesDay is a national celebration that promotes our country’s diverse and unique historic places. Running for the first time #AllSummerLong, virtual festivities from coast to coast are set to kick off on July 4th and will continue through until the end of August. 

At Toronto’s First Post Office, we strongly believe in taking every opportunity share the story of the Town of York and early postal service in Toronto. Along with our virtual exhibits, we have developed various activities, games, virtual tours, and programs that can be explored from the comfort of your home here. 

Don’t forget to snap a (virtual) selfie for your chance to win $1000!


Toronto Letter Writing Social

Due to COVID-19, our in person meet-ups have been cancelled until further notice. Please join the Toronto Letter Writers Society for details about our virtual meet-ups instead. Details here. 

A free, monthly drop-in for letter-writers, bullet journallers, and all those who would like DEDICATED WRITING TIME in good company!

Hosted by the Toronto Letter Writers Society. The Toronto Letter Writers Society meets the second Sunday of every month at Toronto’s First Post Office. All are welcome to attend and it’s free! Bring your own supplies or use ours.

The Wreck of HMS Speedy: The Tragedy that Shook Upper Canada

July 23rd 2020, 7pm-8pm. Free, RSVP required. Details here.

Author and historian Dan Buchanan presents an engaging 45-minute talk based on his new book The Wreck of HMS Speedy: The Tragedy That Shook Upper Canada.

The loss of HMS Speedy in 1804 was a disaster of immense proportions for the fledgling province of Upper Canada. and much of it happened in York, the former Toronto. It is a story that has been told many times in the past but Buchanan takes a different tack. He digs deep into contemporary documents to uncover the conflicts and forces and prejudices that conspired to send the Speedy to its fate. Who were the twenty people on board and why were they there? What did they leave behind?

This is a virtual event. Registration is required as space is limited. 


Unless otherwise noted:
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all workshops and ticketed events. There are no refunds within forty-eight hours of events. Please note that not all events are suited for children.

Bonus: On the day of workshops at Toronto’s First Post Office, participants will get 10% off all regularly-priced merchandise in our gift shop.

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
Email: info@tos1stpo.com

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