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Toronto's First Post Office

260 Adelaide St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1N1, Canada
+1 416-865-1833
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Pleasantly surprised

Walked by this site on my way to and from our offices and went in on impulse. Not a big place but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Hidden Gem

My sister and I were visiting Toronto for the first time from the U.S. (Ohio and New Jersey... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Gayle K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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260 Adelaide St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1N1, Canada
+1 416-865-1833
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Gayle K
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

Thank Learncpr5202
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Unique in Canada, this is the nation's only postal museum and is also a functioning modern post office ! Take the kids--no matter their ages--and write with quill pens on the paper provided, then have the post mistress seal it with red wax melted with...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Step back in time and buy your stamps here Delightful staff and a chance to sit and write a note. You can even get a wax seal.

Thank Suzanne K
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Toronto's First Post Office is operated by the Town of York Historical Society ... The Society was born of the interest generated by the restoration of an historical block of buildings at Adelaide and George Streets, in downtown Toronto ... These included the Bank of...More

Thank colonel77
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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