Exhibits at Toronto’s First Post Office

Permanent Exhibits

Royal Mail: Postal Service 1830-1840
Your primer on the Royal Mail period in Canada, including the basics of writing a letter, mail delivery, colonial control, and postage and payment.

Temporary Exhibits

The Secret Postcard Society Exhibit:

October 24th, 2023 to March 27th, 2024

This exhibit features artwork from members of the Women’s Art Association of Canada, who created and mailed handcrafted postcards to one another during the isolation of the Covid-19 pandemic. It also features works that were inspired by the postcard creations. 

Virtual Exhibits

James Scott Howard: Postmaster
Part 1: Howard and Toronto’s First Post Office
Part 2: After Howard

Toronto 1837: A Model City
The online version of our scale model of Toronto of 1837. Explore the map to find out more about some of Toronto’s earliest locales.

Out of the Ashes (PDF will open in a new window)
The story of how Toronto’s First Post Office, the Bank of Upper Canada, and the De La Salle Institute were rediscovered and resurrected.

Do you have an exhibit idea? We want to hear it!

Read First: The mission of the Town of York Historical Society is to create original and accessible programming, public events and broad-baed communication geared to all ages and cultures that will generate excitement and pride in Toronto and its place in the history of Canada. Exhibits at Toronto’s First Post Office should reflect this mission.

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