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Toronto's First Post Office

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Great little historical place to post your letters and postcards

Very friendly staff and an interesting place to look around. I had researched it before we arrived... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Susie M
West Yorkshire
This is a real operating PO

We were looking for an open Post Office on a Saturday morning and when we Googled it we were... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Bruce C
Forster, Australia
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Canada's oldest surviving purpose-built post office, in the heart of Toronto's historic St. Lawrence district. Toronto's First Post Office is a museum and full-service postal outlet.
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260 Adelaide St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1N1, Canada
+1 416-865-1833
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Very friendly staff and an interesting place to look around. I had researched it before we arrived so went out of our way to find it. Not bit and doesn't take much time but does take you back to it's origins. The postcards I posted...More

Thank Susie M
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We were looking for an open Post Office on a Saturday morning and when we Googled it we were stunned that it was actually a tourist attraction as well. The young woman behind the counter was especially helpful in assisting us to send a large...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Interesting little place. Not well advertised and easily missed. No actual fee to get in but does ask for a small $2 donation. Opportunity to try writing with a quill and ink. Didn't take long to go around and see everything but still worth a...More

Thank tomalli68
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Walked by this site on my way to and from our offices and went in on impulse. Not a big place but lots of history. Liked the way they tried to honor the origins while doing what is needed as it's a working post office....More

Thank upstate2
Reviewed 27 May 2017

My sister and I were visiting Toronto for the first time from the U.S. (Ohio and New Jersey) Having worked for the postal service for many years, my sister thought it might be fun just to walk by and see this building and stop in....More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

What a lovely, quaint little Post Office, that is actually still a working post office, so much history in such a small space. The post office is very small but crammed with so much memorabilia from the past. Really interesting to read many of the...More

Thank Gaynor S
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It's a historical site but there was close to no one when I visited, only a few locals that came in to run errands. It was a fun and interesting experience to write with an actual quill and have the letter wax sealed (for $2;...More

Thank jenchtw
Reviewed 14 November 2016

One the city's most charming haunts, Toronto's First Post Office offers a trip into the past (the year is 1833) as well as a host of gifts for all the paper-lovers in your circle: original cards and unusual items for kids and adults alike. An...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had a great time here with my wife, sending post cards and writing letters with an quill and ink, sealing them with a proper wax seal to be mailed! The Post Office is free and in the heart of the old town! a must see...More

Thank kevin B
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

If you are touring and want an off the beaten path stop you MUST pop in. It's small and it's cozy and you have to see it. Where else's can you try your hand at writing with a quill and ink well??? We were there...More

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