Archives of Ontario puts images online

A church in the village of Willerval, which was captured by the Canadians during World War I (I0004799)

Toronto. Photography Historians take note! The Archives of Ontario has taken to the internet offering numerous free images from selected fonds in its holdings.

Sean Smith of the archives writes, “Good Morning,
“I hope that this e-mail finds you well and that you are enjoying 2023 thus far.

“I am not sure if you are aware, but thought that I would share that the Archives of Ontario has been uploading high resolution images from its collection to the Wikimedia Commons as part of its GLAM Wiki initiative. To date, we have added nearly 4,500 images from roughly 13 collections as part of this work. Your members might be interested to spend some time in this space and to learn that all of the images are free to download and use.

“Please feel free to share this information. I am happy to answer any question you might have. Otherwise, you can find everything by going to:

“All the best,


Sean Smith
Senior Archivist
Archives of Ontario”

If you wish to contact Sean, please email and I will contact him.

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