Membership and Box Rentals

Membership in the Town of York Historical Society, which operates Toronto's First Post Office, helps in ways that exceed its nominal cost. Your membership sends a message to policy and decision-makers that heritage and community matters.

With membership, you'll get a subscription to the Town of York Historical Society newsletter, advanced notice of all events held by the Town of York Historical Society, and a 10% discount in Toronto's First Post Office's gift shop.

Current Rates
Individual: $30 per year
Family: $50 per year

To join the Town of York Historical Society, pop by the PO, or fill out this form.

Toronto's First Post Office has PO boxes for rent! We offer personal service, 7 days a week for a very competitive rate, which includes membership in the Town of York Historical Society, along with all the benefits listed above.

We offer many extra services that you won't find at Canada Post locations or outlets, including bulk mail processing (on account) for small businesses, mail forwarding, and the application of wax seals to invitations and other special letters.

Our boxes are reproductions of the 19th century originals once rented by such notables as William Lyon Mackenzie, Thomas Ridout and Egerton Ryerson. They were reconstructed following the original 1834 bill sent from Alexander Hamilton, "looking glass manufacturer, carver and gilder", to the postmaster.

Please give us a call to discuss availability and the other perks of picking up your mail in a museum!

Current Rates
$173.85 per year (includes tax and TYHS membership)