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Toronto's First Post Office

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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You blink and you missed it.

I find this place is interesting and I like how you can get your hands on with writing with quill... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Woking, United Kingdom
Quaint place to mail your postcards

This is a nice stop. It’s a bit hard to spot at first because it’s just a door. You can buy stamps... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2019
Quezon City, Philippines
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I find this place is interesting and I like how you can get your hands on with writing with quill and ink. It is harder than it looks. You get to send the post afterwards. Friendly postmistress. It is a working post office too. We...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Liza_Ashley
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

This is a nice stop. It’s a bit hard to spot at first because it’s just a door. You can buy stamps here before mailing your post. You can also try your hand at writing using a quill!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ginacabildo
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

This works as an actual post office so don’t expect a big museum. But if you have time and are passing by, enter there, lose a few minutes and write a letter using proper ink and paper, seal it with wax and send it to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JoaoP904
Reviewed December 17, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Susie M
Reviewed December 7, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank tomalli68
Reviewed July 21, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank upstate2
Reviewed May 27, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Gayle K
Reviewed May 4, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank gaynors879
Reviewed April 23, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank jenchtw
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