This museum and archives aims to preserve artefacts, fine art, archival and published material relating to the history of the Toronto Board of Education.
Archives / Library
- Records and manuscripts from 1847 to present.
- Historical collection of publications such as yearbooks, newspaper clippings, board of education minutes, annual reports, newsletters, report cards.
- Vertical files and pamphlets.
- Broadside collection, audio-visuals.
- Fine arts collection (20th century; Canadian Inuit; modern-historical period; prints, drawings, and sculpture).
- Classroom artefacts relating to many aspects of the curriculum including ceremonial objects, communications devices, electricity.
- Furniture / furnishings, household objects, imaging, photographs, video, medals, military history and technology, oral history, sports equipment, toys and games, medals, trophies, musical instruments.
- The museum is housed in a neo-classical inspired building dating back to 1915.
- The first floor of the former Toronto Board of Education administrative office houses a restored boardroom, now an education museum. Adjacent to the boardroom, the original walnut paneled Trustees’ Committee Room functions as an additional display area and researchers’ reading room.
- Displays include furniture of the Board and school classrooms, textiles, and tapestries.
Guided Tours offered in English.
Classes or workshops and lectures.
Volunteers and students can assist in preservation and maintenance of archival records and engage in other administrative duties required.
Address & Contact Information:
263 McCaul St.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm; free admission. Researchers must make an appointment before consulting archival materials.
Key Words: education, school