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.
EVENT: Our annual Valentine's Bee is February 7th. Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 pm at the Post Office to create a special card or craft the perfect note for your sweetie. Details on the Events page and Facebook.
FYI: Toronto's First Post Office will be closed Monday, February 15 for the Family Day holiday.
SPEAKER EVENT: Catherine Slaney, author of Family Secrets, will be at Toronto's First Post Office the evening of February 18th to speak on how she discovered a split in her family tree. Details and tickets are available on Eventbrite.
ANNUAL MARCH 6 GALA: Get your tickets early for our annual celebration of Toronto's birthday! This year we celebrate #TOs182nd with a Sunday matinee in St. Lawrence Hall, with a theatrical performance, handwriting analysis, food and drink, and our Old Town silent auction! More details and tickets are available on Eventbrite.
CURSIVE CLASS: Learning cursive handwriting is good for brains! Our new class runs twice a week for six weeks, for children 6-10 years. Register soon for your child in this spring's session! Details are over on Eventbrite.