Welcome

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.

Latest News

JANE'S WALK: In partnership with The Market Gallery, we will be leading a FREE walk on Saturday, May 7, at 11am. No RSVP required, just meet us in The Market Gallery for 11am. Click for all the details.

AGM: Members and non-members of the Town of York Historical Society are welcome to join us at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts on May 16 for our 33rd Annual General Meeting. Details here.

FYI: Toronto's First Post Office will be closed May 22 and 23 for the Victoria Day weekend.

MEET UP:Our next regular letter-writers' meet-up, Post-a-Letter at the P.O., will be Sunday, June 12, 1-4pm. Join us for some dedicated writing time!

EVENT: Celebrated Canadian Singer/Songwriter Bob Bossin brings Davy the Punk, his acclaimed tribute to his father and "Toronto the Good" of the 1920s and 30s to Performing Arts Lodge, June 18th. Tickets and details available here.

EVENT: #PaperFair returns for it's second year at Toronto's First Post Office! Join us June 16th, 7-9pm. Free admission! More details can be found on the Facebook event page.