WTJHS  Archives: Where and When

Our office and archives is located on the Lower Level of the Annette Street Public Library, two blocks west of Keele Street one block south of Dundas Street West.
[145 Annette Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6P 1P3]

The WTJHS Archives is open for research by appointment only. Please email with your archival research questions.

In September 2022, we hope to open to open for the following archival hours: Public hours are 3:00pm to 5:00pm Mondays (except for holidays) and 6:00pm to 8:00pm Thursdays. This will be confirmed at the end of August 2022.


The WTJHS Archives contains a variety of local history materials, the most notable of which are listed below. The collection continues to grow, so please call if there is an area of particular interest to you.

DONATIONS WELCOME: We can give a tax receipt for the value of donated materials.
We can also purchase items, if necessary.

The collection includes:

  • 7500 area photographs (over 4000 searchable digitally) from our files and other archives.
  • 140 hours of audio interviews from the WTJHS audio history projects:
    “Growing Up in the Junction 1900-1930” and “WTJ and the CPR”
    (available on CD for research purposes only)
  • Area photographs in TTC Collection and in City Archives collections
  • Files on local people, places and events.
  • West Toronto CPR Engine House, report, maps, photographs, history of local rail yards.
  • The Leader & Recorder, WTJHS newsletter, back issues – Now all issues digitized and text searchable!!
  • Detailed building histories for over 1500 properties
  • Directories and Books – both rare and commonplace
  • Artifacts, ephemera, and nostalgia


Click on the title below to go to our online archives of Junction Street and houses photos.