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TRL Special Collections Centre Tour

When:
April 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2017-04-29T11:00:00-04:00
2017-04-29T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Toronto Reference Library, 5th Floor
789 Yonge St
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Canada
Cost:
Free
Contact:

This tour is jointly sponsored by the Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre at the Toronto Reference Library, the Toronto Public Library, and the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.

Registration is required.  Registration is now open.

Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre Tour: The emphasis of this tour will be on the large Baldwin Collection of Canadiana which has five major research collections. They include the following: over 24,000 Books, Pamphlets and Periodicals, more than 28,000 Broadsides and Printed Ephemera, the Canadian Documentary Art Collection containing 15,000 paintings, drawings and prints plus over 1 million photographs and 3,000 postcards. It also houses the Manuscripts collection of letters, diaries, maps, plans and others records from the 18th century to present day. Not to be missed is the huge Newspaper collection with over 130 Canadian titles, many of them microfilmed and others digitized covering pre-Confederation times to the 20th century. Upon completion of the tour participants are invited to research the collection with the assistance of library staff. Please bring your library card or other form of identification in order to request materials.

Course Leader: Librarian

HOW TO GET TO THE COURSE LOCATION
The Toronto Reference Library building is on the east side of  Yonge Street, one block north of Bloor Street.

By public transit:
The closest TTC subway station is Bloor/Yonge.

It is not recommended to drive to the Library. Parking in the immediate area is extremely limited.

Accessibility
The Toronto Reference Library building is wheelchair accessible. For more information about our policies on accessibility, visit our policies page.

For assistance with a specific accommodation request, please send an email message to courses@torontofamilyhistory.org.

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