40 Oak Street, Lower level
CA M5A 2C6
United Church of Canada Archives
The United Church of Canada Archives in Toronto is made up of the General Council Archives, the highest legislative court and national organizing body of United Church, as well as the Central Ontario Conferences Archives which consists of five Conferences and the presbyteries and congregations within the region.
Local records are held across the country by the United Church Archives Network. Each archival facility operates independently and has unique holdings and finding aids. Please consult the Archives Directory available on our website for searching for records outside of the General Council or Central Ontario Conferences Archives' purview.
The United Church of Canada Archives includes the General Council Archives and the Central Ontario Conferences Archives serving Bay of Quinte, Hamilton, London, Manitou, and Toronto Conferences.
Material types within our collections include textual records, photographs, audiovisual and architectural records.
Our collections include the following:
• archival records created by The United Church of Canada, including General Council records, Conference, presbytery, and pastoral charge records from all five Conferences
• archival records created by antecedent denominations, including Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Union entities, prior to church union in 1925
• archival records created by individuals or organizations affiliated with The United Church of Canada, including former staff, former Moderators and ministry personnel, overseas personnel, ecumenical and inter-church organizations
• library collections include monographs, serials, pamphlets, vertical files, and directories of ministers
Please note that our archival holdings are continuously expanded upon receipt of new materials and our finding aids may have since been updated. Contact us if you have any questions or would like a current copy of a finding aid.
Genealogical research guide: https://www.unitedchurcharchives.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Research-Tool-26-Genealogy.pdf
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please contact us prior to your visit.
The Archives is located within the Christian Resource Centre (CRC) building at 40 Oak St. Upon entry, take the stairs, located to the right, one floor down. Our door is further to the right.
The building is wheelchair accessible.
Microfilm reader and book scanner available.
For a fee, we offer:
High quality digital reproductions of photographs
Photocopying of textual records