Toronto Emigrant Office arrival and destination registers Help

Ontario Government Record Series RG 11-4

Toronto Emigrant Office arrival and destination registers

About these records

Toronto Emigrant Office arrival and destination registers
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

6 volumes of of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of registers containing mainly statistical information on immigrants arriving in Toronto. These records were kept in order to monitor trends regarding the numbers of immigrants; their characteristics; and their movements and settling patterns including whether they were staying in Canada or passing through to the United States. Information recorded typically includes: date; [sometimes] name [of individual or head of family]; nationality [of individual or family]; occupation; name of ship; # of male and female adults and children, infants; total # of persons; destination. The later registers are increasingly standardized and statistical, which in some cases renders them less descriptive, though more consistent. Note that names of immigrants from continental European countries other than Germany often were not recorded even in volumes where names are otherwise given.

Restrictions on Access
Original records closed for conservation reasons. Researchers must use microfilm.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records were acquired by the Archives of Ontario from the Butler Library, Columbia University, in December, 2000.
Associated Material

Library and Archives Canada also has immigration records, including inspection reports. See in particular RG 76, Series R1206-158-4-E (formerly Series RG 76-C-4) for juvenile immigration records. See also series RG194-67-1-E (formerly RG 17-A-III-R) for arrival records beginning in 1861. Some reels of microfilm from Library and Archives Canada RG 76 are available at the Archives of Ontario.

Availability of Other Formats

Series is available on microfilm.
Finding Aid
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Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1857-1862 :

Bureau of Agriculture (BA73) Emigration Office (CA1575)

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By Microfilm Interloan
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