People stand facing a table in front of which are seated two women.


Group of people stand in an alley. On one side is a colourful mural on a brick wall. The other side has a planting of sunflowers.


Our tours bring people together. Join us as we travel hundreds of kilometres to experience the city—up close and on the streets—through parks, to well-known landmarks, and in the many neighbourhoods that make up Toronto.

The 1923 Chinese Immigration Act, also known as the Chinese Exclusion Act, banned nearly all Chinese immigration to Canada. The Exclusion Act followed decades of high taxes designed to restrict Chinese migration. In 1947, lawyers Kew Dock Yip (1906–2001) and Irving Himel (1915–2001) successfully lobbied the Canadian government to repeal the Chinese Exclusion Act. The plaque was unveiled at Toronto City Hall by Barry Chong, Alfred Yip, MP Kevin Vuong, John Yip, and MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam.


Our plaques educate and enlighten the public about the important people, places, and events from Toronto’s past. Started in 1969, our program is responsible for more than 900 plaques across the city.

A photo taken from above looking down on a stage with a man and girl standing at the podium and large white letters spelling out Toronto to his left. Above and behind is a screen projection with the words 45th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards. On the floor of the auditorium are groups of people sitting at round tables.

Heritage Toronto Awards

The Heritage Toronto Awards is the city’s premiere heritage event and our major fundraiser of the year. Join us in celebrating outstanding accomplishments in the field and to learn about exciting new opportunities and projects.

Three people talking and looking at a map of Toronto that says "Whats Missing?"

Equity Heritage Initiative

The Equity Heritage Initiative provides mentorship and paid work to emerging historians from equity-deserving communities, while supporting new programming and community partnerships.