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  Toronto's Historical Artifact Collection Database

From its beginnings over a century ago Toronto's Historical Collection has grown to over 1.3 million artifacts and archaeological specimens. Here you will find the first phase of an on-going initiative to showcase the Historical Collection online.

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Mr. Becker assembled thousands of objects, creating a personal vision of the life of Torontonians between 1812 and 1993. Memorabilia such as medals, tokens, pins, badges and postcards depict his interest in capturing a view of Toronto life, from everyday moments to special celebrations and events. Through the generosity of Larry Becker, his wife Rose, and their children, this collection was donated to the City of Toronto where it serves as an important cultural resource for all to study and enjoy.

The Historical Collection is managed by Museum Services, part of the City's Cultural Services section. For more information on this Collection, contact us.

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