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The Way We Were: Archives Collection and Image of the Month Series

The main role of the City Archives is to manage government records with long-term business value. The City of Vaughan Archives also collects, preserves and makes available for research permanently valuable non-government records from the Vaughan community that document the rich and diverse heritage of the City of Vaughan. Every month we’ll share pieces of Vaughan’s heritage […]

Paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Last November, the City of Vaughan created its first poppy mural at City Hall where residents and visitors contributed messages of peace, respect and gratitude. Each day until Remembrance Day, I watched the mural grow and it was amazing to see the final result – a beautiful wall that honoured all veterans and those who […]

Celebrating International Archives Day with a grand throwback

In honour of International Archives Day, the City of Vaughan Archives is featuring one of the largest maps found in its unique collection. This 1860 Tremaine Map of the County of York, Canada West, is a great example of one of the many mapping resources housed in our archives. Measuring 54.5 inches by 67.5 inches […]

The Way We Were: Archives Collection and Image of the Month Series

The main role of the City Archives is to manage government records with long-term business value. The City of Vaughan Archives also collects, preserves and makes available for research permanently valuable non-government records from the Vaughan community that document the rich and diverse heritage of the City of Vaughan. Every month we’ll share pieces of Vaughan’s heritage […]

Celebrating those who live green

The Green Hero Award recognizes members of the Vaughan community who practice environmental sustainability in their everyday lives. Perhaps they invest in green technologies, take transit to work or simply hang their laundry to dry. The Earth Hour Vaughan committee presents the award every year at the Earth Hour event at City Hall. This year, […]

Andrew Wiggins returns home

Hometown hero gives back to Dufferin Clark Community Centre Andrew Wiggins returned home on Feb. 13 to where it all began to give back to his community. In partnership with Adidas, Dufferin Clark Community Centre was given a makeover. The renovated gym is decorated with Wiggin’s initials to commemorate his athletic journey and to remind […]