PortsToronto Archives Recognized by the Archives Association of Ontario with Corporate Award

Toronto (June 29, 2020) – At the annual general meeting of the Archives Association of Ontario held last week, PortsToronto was recognized with the Corporate Award for its ongoing commitment to maintaining and preserving the PortsToronto archives—a documentary legacy that contains records dating to the creation of the Toronto Harbour Trust in 1850.
“Founded in 1975, the PortsToronto archives are an invaluable resource documenting the evolution of Toronto’s waterfront from its early days,” said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO, PortsToronto. “We are exceedingly proud of this collection, which contains some 30,000 historic images, and have recently created a new, dedicated archival space to ensure that the photographs, documents and records found therein are preserved and accessible to future generations looking to understand the historical context of Toronto’s waterfront.”    
The Archives Association of Ontario Corporate Award is given to organizations, corporations, or agencies of any kind that have been particularly supportive of archives and/or the archival community. Nominees may include organizations that have provided significant support to the promotion of education, publication, and/or other professional activities; organizations that have provided significant support to the activities of a particular institution; and organizations that have demonstrated imagination or creativity in the use of archives.
About the Archives Association of Ontario
The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is a network of archives and archivists providing programs, education, advocacy and shared knowledge. Consisting of approximately 300 members, the AAO supports and promotes the work of archivists in preserving the history and culture of Ontario and its citizens. It was established in 1993 as a result of the amalgamation of the Ontario Association of Archivists and the Ontario Council of Archives. 
About PortsToronto (https://www.portstoronto.com)
For more than 100 years PortsToronto has worked with its partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to enhance the economic growth of the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. PortsToronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomed approximately 2.9 million passengers in 2019; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada's largest freshwater marinas; and, Marine Terminal 52, which provides transportation, distribution, and storage and container services to businesses at the Port of Toronto. PortsToronto is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities and has invested more than $12 million since 2009 in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto's waterfront and beyond. PortsToronto operates in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and is guided by a nine-member board with representation from all three levels of government.
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