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

OLD TORONTO KEPT CHRISTMAS WELL: "May that truly be said of us, and all of us!" Richard Fiennes-Clinton of Muddy York Tours tells us how the holidays were observed by our Torontonian predecessors. December 1st. Details and registration here.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Our annual drop-in meet-up is December 11th! Drop in, enjoy a cup of cider, get your cards done and into the mail, and share some good company with your Old Town neighbours.See the Event Page for details.

FYI: December 4th's Gold Foil Workshop has, unfortunately, been cancelled.

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: February 2.
P.S. Did you see us talking about Bullet Journals in The Toronto Star?