Scotiabank Group Archives

Type: Archives

This archives has an extensive and wide-ranging collection of materials, both paper and electronic, that document the history of the bank, its subsidiaries, and their day-to-day operations.


Conservation / Preservation:

Archives / Library

Dating as far back as 1820, collections include:

  • Amalgamated & Associated Companies Annual Reports & Statements (1832 – Present).
  • Architectural Plans & Drawings.
  • Artefacts, Audiovisual Collection of branches and offices.
  • Canadian Contemporary Fine Art Collection & Documentary Portrait Collection.
  • Corporate Records, Manuals & Circulars.
  • Marketing, Advertising & Promotional Material.
  • Numismatic Collection.
  • Photographs (1860 – Present).
  • Publications & Staff Magazines.

Public Programming:


On an annual basis, the Scotiabank Group Archives prepares three types of displays:

  • Heritage Posters: focused on the history of the Bank as well as its mergers and acquisitions.
  • Branch Anniversary Posters: customized posters created for all branches celebrating their 100th, 125th, 150th or 175th anniversary.
  • Virtual Exhibits: internal and external websites.


The Scotiabank Group Archives has created online exhibits to highlight its collection through an online timeline.


The Fine Art Collection is displayed in publicly-accessible areas in Group offices and branches. Individual or group tours of the Fine Art Collection are available to all Scotiabankers, shareholders, pensioners, clients as well as members of the general public by appointment.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:

Address & Contact Information:

Scotiabank Group Archives & Fine Art Department
44 King Street West,
19th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1H1 Canada

Phone: None

Hours of Operation:

Researcher Hours (excluding Statutory Holidays):
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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