City of Vaughan Archives

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ON00373

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City of Vaughan Archives

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  • Government
  • Municipal

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Dan Zelenyj, City Archivist

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Address

Street address

2141 Major Mackenzie Drive

Locality

Vaughan

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

L6A 1T1

Telephone

905-832-8585 ext. 8794

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Bailey Chui, Acting Archival Records Analyst

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905-832-8585 ext. 8793

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Description area

History

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Records management and collecting policies

The City Archives is a municipal government business unit that manages government records that document important municipal policies, programs, decisions, allocations, functions, and activities. This ensures the availability of documentary evidence for legal and administrative purposes, as well as the long-term reference and planning needs of City Staff. The Archives also collects, preserves, and makes available for research permanently valuable non-government records from the Vaughan community that document the rich and diverse heritage of the City of Vaughan.

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The City Archives holds a variety of records such as: all City records with long-term legal and administrative value (e.g. by-laws, Council minutes, assessment rolls, vital statistics, financial records, reports, correspondence, etc.), historic photographs, maps, plans, architectural drawings, records of local organizations, diaries, journals, logs, letters, family histories, unpublished histories and studies, land records, newspapers, directories, censuses, and business, school, and church records.

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Opening times

The City of Vaughan Archives is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:15. Appointments preferred.

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Accessibility

The City of Vaughan Archives is fully accessible.

Services area

Research services

The City Archives offers a reading room with a microfilm reader, DVD player, light table, magnifiers, finding aids, and local history books. Researchers may also wish to bring their laptops, USB keys, and cameras (no flash, please). Archival Services staff are available to assist throughout the research process. There is a fee for photocopies.

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Primary contact

2141 Major Mackenzie Drive
Vaughan, Ontario
CA L6A 1T1