Toronto's First Post Office is operated by the Town of York Historical Society. The Society was born of the interest generated by the restoration of an historical block of buildings at Adelaide and George Streets, in downtown Toronto. These included the Bank of Upper Canada (1827), the De La Salle Building (1871), and Toronto’s First Post Office (1833). Many experts – architects, historians and curators – volunteered assistance during the restoration project. From this core group, the Town of York Historical Society was formed in February of 1983.
The Society now operates Toronto’s First Post Office as a museum, a National Historic Site and a post office.
Toronto's First Post Office is an authorized full-service dealer for Canada Post. All current definitive and commemorative stamps are available. We also offer special philatelic services, including a pictorial cancel, a reproduction of Toronto's first cancel (in red ink, as exclusively used by Toronto's first Postmaster James Scott Howard), and US postage for return mail.
FYI: Toronto's First Post Office will be closed on Friday, November 11, for Remembrance Day.
EXHIBIT OPENING: On the Bright Side: The Stamp Art of Celine Chen will run at Toronto's First Post Office from October 7-January 20th.
ROAD TRIP TO STEELTOWN: Hamilton is quickly becoming home to artists, musicians, chefs, and other creative types. Our October 29 trip will include visits to Whitehern Historic House and Garden, Dundurn Castle, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and an architectural tour. Registration and details here.
OLD TORONTO KEPT CHRISTMAS WELL: "May that truly be said of us, and all of us!" Richard Fiennes-Clinton of Muddy York Tours tells us how the holidays were observed by our Torontonian predecessors. Details and registration here.