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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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Olden Times Revisited

What a lovely, quaint little Post Office, that is actually still a working post office, so much... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gaynor S
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Under the radar

It's a historical site but there was close to no one when I visited, only a few locals that came in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jenchtw
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Burnaby, Canada
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“wax seal” (2 reviews)
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260 Adelaide St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1N1, Canada
Downtown
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 13 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 19 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
Reviewed 15 December 2015

A very interesting and fun place to visit in the city. It's not that big so you can focus on the exhibit and try your hand at writing with a quill. Pleasant to do on a cold afternoon in the city.

1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 3 August 2015

I thought we would be in and out in 15 minutes but my kids spent an hour writing letters to family with quill pens and wax sealing them. This is a fun stop in Toronto, at least got my 10 and 7 year old.

1  Thank Stephacita
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