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 July 31st and August 1 for Simcoe Day. We will re-open at 9am on Tuesday, August 2nd.
MEET UP: Join us for September's Post-a-Letter at the P.O. for some dedicated writing time! September 18, 1pm. Details here.
WORKSHOP: Sprouts Press, maker of handbound books and paper artist, will be at Toronto's First Post Office on October 20th to lead a Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Workshop! October 20th, 6pm. Spaces are limited. Register here.
WORKSHOP: Now that you have your handmade notebook, put it to good use! Find out more about the Bullet Journal system and how it can help you manage your time, track your progress, and reach your goals. October 27th, 6pm. Register here.