Visits to the archives are by appointment only as space is limited and materials may need to be retrieved from off-site storage. DCD can accomodate visits by groups of up to 15. Please contact Amy Bowring, Director of Collections and Research, to book an appointment: .
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DCD is closed on weekends and statutory holidays
Dance Collection Danse staff are available for tours and guest lectures. Potential examples include: a tour and talk about Dance Collection Danse and its role in preserving Canadian Dance History, workshops related to the Grassroots Archiving Strategy, and numerous topics in Canadian dance history. Please see our Services page for more information about costs or email / call 416 365 3233 to book a customized talk for your group.
DCD is located in Toronto in a Victorian house at 145 George Street, one block east of Jarvis Street and one block south of Queen Street between Richmond and Queen. The closest subway station is Queen Station (at Queen and Yonge) from which one can catch the eastbound Queen Streetcar (501 or 502) or walk east for about 10 minutes. There is metered parking available on George, Queen and Richmond Streets.
A photocopier is available and scanning services can be ordered. Please see our services page for more information about duplication costs.
DCD's research team is available to fulfill research requests for those who cannot visit the archives personally. Please see our services page for more information about services provided and research and duplication fees.
Food and drink are not permitted in the research room. Bags and backpacks are not permitted in the research room but can be stored safely in the cloak room. Outlets are available for laptop computers.
There are several restaurants in the area; your research materials will be left undisturbed should you need to take a break from your work.
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