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Research Guides

The Indigenous History of Tkaronto

Tkaronto or what is commonly referred to as Toronto has a rich Indigenous past and present.

Further Research

To learn more about doing historical research in the University of Toronto Library system, please see the HISTORY RESEARCH guide. Below see a few useful databases for local historical research. 

When you are searching these databases, you may want to use keywords like:

toronto and indigenous and history

toronto and history

toronto and (indigenous or native or aboriginal or first nations) and history 

   -this option works with some databases to find all the alternative words 

ontario and indigenous and history

great lakes and indigenous and history

Early Canadian Publications

Use these databases to find publications from early Toronto.

Treaty Research

Theses and Dissertations

Use these sources to find theses on local Indigenous history. 

Archival Research

Visit these archives to find historical documents.