Archive Access

looking east at three carousels of archival boxes

The Psychiatric Survivor Archive of Toronto is now open. Please search our new online Guide for materials you would like to see. The Guide lists everything we have surveyed so far.

Once you find something of interest, write down the code above the description. Choose a convenient time from our volunteer schedule:

NOTE: We cannot ask volunteers to stay beyond these set hours. Schedule is subject to cancellations and changes.

Make a request to see your materials at a certain date and time in an email to PSAT.

close up of archival boxes

When PSAT gets your request, we will try to find a volunteer for the scheduled time you chose and respond within a few days. Once we have agreed on a date and time, you can come to the Archive building and find an archivist.

The Archive is located at 100 Charles St. East, near the Bloor Subway Station at Bloor and Yonge Streets in Toronto. The research room is wheelchair accessible and well lit.

A volunteer archivist will find your materials and bring them out to you, helping you with your research. The archivist can make any copies or scans you require (if you agree not to distribute these materials). When you are done, all materials must be replaced as they were found.

For more information on visiting the archive, or joining PSAT, please consult our Board Manual (follow the link).

the psat library