Archives Research and Services


To ensure staff and records are available for you, appointments are required for research visitors. We kindly request a minimum two days’ notice where possible.

Research appointments may be booked from Monday to Friday between 10 am to 4 pm, with an hour lunch closure from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

The Archives is closed weekends and evenings. The Archives also closes occasionally for other periods due to offsite staff responsibilities.

Archival research can take time, so be sure to contact us well ahead of any research deadlines.


Connect with us about your research and book an appointment by contacting us at:


Phone: 905-791-4055 extension 3630

Staff are most efficiently contacted by email. All staff have access to incoming emails. Follow up phone calls can be arranged.  



Archives staff will endeavour to assist distance researchers with quick look-ups of easily targeted records. For lengthier or speculative record searches, researchers will generally need to visit us and conduct their own searches, or engage an independent researcher to do so on their behalf.

Check out the collections page and research guides for overviews of our collections and for self-serve resources.

Photographic image requests and records copying

The Archives makes available digital images from the collections in accordance with the Copyright Act, applicable privacy legislation, and donor agreements. Contact us for more information. Fees may apply.

During public hours, self-directed digital photography of some records is allowed in the Reading Room after consultation with the archives staff.

Archivists can scan and photocopy records on request, subject to applicable legislation, donor agreements, record fragility, and feasibility. Contact us to learn more.

Reproduction fees:


50 cents per copy, plus tax

Scans from microfilm

Free (bring your own USB memory stick)

Existing scan, to disk or download

$15.00 per image, plus tax

New scan, basic resolution and size, to disk or download

$20.00 per image, plus tax

Custom scan, high resolution and size, to disk or download

Cost based on formula, plus tax

Friends of PAMA

10% discount before tax