Welcome to the Simcoe County Archives
The Simcoe County Archives manages the permanent records of both the County of Simcoe and its constituent municipalities. The Archives documents the collective memory of the County by acquiring and preserving the historical record in all recording media.
To search through our collections please visit our online
Descriptions database. For a deeper dive into Simcoe County's history check out our Research Guides and Tools, Online Exhibits, the Simcoe County Remembers database, and the Archives blog.
The Simcoe County Archives will be closed on the following dates:
- Monday December 26, 2022
- Tuesday December 27, 2022
- Monday January 2, 2023
November 04, 2022
New online appointment booking service
May 31, 2022
As of June 6, 2022 the Simcoe County Archives will be open to the public
by appointment only.
In conjunction with our re-opening, we are excited to announce the launch of a new online booking service. Starting on May 30, 2022 researchers and members of the general public will be able to book an onsite visit to the Archives. Appointments will also be available for reference services and to schedule record donations. Please visit the
Archives Booking Service page for more information, or to schedule your appointment.
Archives Booking Service
Collecting Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Archives is looking for the public's assistance in developing a Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic collection. We know that many of you are creating and collecting memories and information about the pandemic. Items are not being accepted at this time, but we have created a guide to assist you in assembling materials for future donation. Visit our Collecting Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic page for more information.