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

POST-A-LETTER AND FANS-OF-PLANS SUNDAYS: In 2017, our dedicated writing time expands its scope to planners and Bullet Journals! More explanation over at Facebook, or join us for the first meetup on January 15, 1-4pm.

MORE BULLET JOURNALS! Find out more about the Bullet Journal system and how it can help you manage your time, track your progress, and reach your goals. New date: April 6th.
P.S. Did you see us talking about Bullet Journals in The Toronto Star?

FYI: Toronto's First Post Office will be closed February 12 and 13 for Family Day.