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: Plan to drop in on December 6th for our annual Holiday Open House! Once again we will be combining with Post-a-Letter at the P.O. for a mail-art blow out! Take the opportunity to take a cup of cider and finish up those Christmas cards. We'd love to see you. Details via Events or Facebook.
FYI: Toronto's First Post Office will be closed December 25-28 and January 1st for the Christmas and New Years holidays.
NEW WORKSHOP: Register at Eventbrite or by phone for the Old Card Workshop at the P.O. We'll make a series of useful and beautiful items from your old cards, including a notebook, new cards, wallets, and more! More information is on the Facebook page.