Today is the Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library’s monthly ‘Open Saturday’

The Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library (HSPL) at the Toronto-based Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation is hosting its monthly “Open Saturday” today from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Among the library’s many claims to fame is its collection of British North American reference material, which is considered the world’s best. There’s also a “significant” collection of early Canadian philatelic journals in optical character recognition (OCR) searchable format as well as a “comprehensive” collection of Canadian auction catalogues and historical runs of selected auction catalogues. What’s more, the library preserves research collections from important Canadian philatelists in addition to its historical collection of exhibition prospectuses.

The famed library is open one Saturday a month. It’s also open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (excluding the fourth Wednesday of the month, when it’s open until 7 p.m.). Located at 10 Summerhill Ave. in downtown Toronto, the HSPL is also available for use by appointment. For more information, click here.


In addition to the library’s regular hours, visitors may also research at the HSPL on the fourth Wednesday of most months and on the following Saturdays and Wednesdays.


  • March 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m
  • April 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • May 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


  • March 22 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • April 26 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • May 24 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

To sign up for the library’s Friends of the Harry Sutherland Newsletter and receive the latest updates, email or call 1-416-921-2073. The library catalogue is also searchable via

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