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Upstairs in the Upper School, you'll find the UCC Archives, a fascinating repository of UCC memorabilia. You’ll find treasures including old medals, uniforms, photographs and more that date back to 1829.

johncolborneThe Archives promotes and preserves UCC’s heritage. We like to call it our “institutional memory.” The Archives seeks and acquires records and artifacts of permanent value to UCC and its affiliates. It offers a wealth of information about the history of UCC, Upper Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto. UCC graduates, faculty members and the College itself have played a central role in Canadian politics, education, the arts and sports.

What Will I Find at the Archives?

Textual Records

These are documents produced by the UCC Board of Governors, the principal, the head of the Preparatory School and College associations. The collection also has student records and publications such as College Times, the oldest continuously running student publication in Canada, dating back to 1871.

Graphic Collection

This collection has more than 20,000 photographs, slides, negatives, films and tapes depicting students, faculty members, UCC buildings, theatre productions, sports and UCC’s Norval Outdoor School.

Artifact Collection

These include medals, trophies, sweaters, caps, ties, pennants, sports equipment and Battalion uniforms.


We welcome inquiries from the UCC community and the public. However, access to some records is restricted and may require permission from the principal. Please note that the University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services holds much of UCC’s archival record prior to 1900.


During the academic year the UCC Archives is open from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only.

Contact Details

Jill Spellman
Office of Advancement
Upper Canada College
200 Lonsdale Rd.
Toronto, Ont.
M4V 1W6
Tel: 416-488-1125, ext. 2372
Email: jspellman@ucc.on.ca