Pay Fees

Pay Fees

Thank you in advance for your purchase which supports The ArQuives, the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world.

Annual Reader Card – $35.00 annual fee

Single-Use Fee

$10.00 per visit

Photocopying (letter/legal)

$0.15 each

Photocopying (ledger)

$0.25 each

Colour photocopying

+ $0.25 per image

Image reproduction fee

$20.00 each (for images not previously digitized)

Textual record reproduction fee

$1.00 per page

Commercial use fee (for one-time use, per image)


Non-commercial use fee (for one-time use, per image)


Research fee (for research conducted by The ArQuives on behalf of the researcher)

$50.00 each hour

Retrieval of original paper copies (for which microfilm and/or digital copies are available)

$50 per container

Retrieval of any materials stored off-site

Cost recovery at time of request (contact for details)


CD of scans (outside of Canada additional charges apply)
$5.00 + actual shipping


Telephone: 416-777-2755

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
The ArQuives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday


Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.


As we continue our efforts to make The ArQuives more accessible, we are renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. Please note that there will not be any construction work done during public service hours. Should there be any disruptions affecting our access to the front door and/or work in the house during this process, we will post a notice as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we try to make The ArQuives more accessible to all. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Raegan Swanson, at

The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.