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 Ontario Regional Councils Archives which consists of Canadian Shield Regional Council, Antler River Watershed Regional Council, Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council, Horseshoe Falls Regional Council, Shining Waters Regional Council, East Central Ontario Regional Council and parts of Eastern Ontario Outaousis Regional Council. The Archives holds the records in a variety of formats of the General Council Office and those of the Regions, Communities of Faith, former Conferences and presbyteries of the Central Ontario 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 Ontario Regional Councils Archives' purview.
The United Church of Canada Archives includes the General Council Archives and the Ontario Regional Councils Archives.
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