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St. Michael's Hospital Archives

Our Collection and Holdings

The Archives currently holds a rich collection of approximately 95.5 meters of permanent records. It dates back from the founding of St. Michael’s Hospital in 1892 to the present. These records are carefully stored and preserved according to archival standards, and arranged and described to make them accessible for research unless restrictions are in place. Part of the collection are the following records:


  • Legal and financial records
  • Meeting minutes
  • Business correspondence


  • Papers of Hospital presidents/CEO      
  • Papers of policy making office
  • Oral history recordings of employees                                         


  • Ephemera
  • Medical artifacts and equipments
  • Subject files (doctors, nurses, volunteers)


We have a large photograph collection that can take you

back in the early years of St. Michael's Hospital.

For sample please visit our Flickr online gallery of archival photos.

Records of other related hospitals and organizations

  • St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing
  • St. Michael's Hospital School of Medical Librarians
  • Wellesley Central Hospital
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto

Limited Historical Patient Records

  • Birth registries
  • Patient registries

To access personal health records please contact our

Health Records Department at 416-864-5213.

Click here for more information


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