Sherlock Holmes is Alive in Toronto!

We're helping to vitalize one of the world's great public collections about Sherlock Holmes and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Come join us!

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Arthur Conan Doyle

The creator of Sherlock Holmes also wrote popular stories of adventure, science fiction and horror, In a long and productive life, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was also a physician, historian and activist.

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The Collection

The Toronto Public Library's Arthur Conan Doyle Collection is one of the world's finest collections of material by and about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle available to the public.

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Coming events

Join us on Saturday April 6 as Martin Edwards, President of the Detection Club, Chair of the Crime Writers' Association, and award-winning mystery author, tells us how crime writers past and present have honoured Sherlock Holmes.

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Arthur Conan Doyle: Art in the Blood
Monday, November 26. A lecture on the artistic side of the Doyle family, presented by the Toronto Public Library along with the William Morris Society of Canada.

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About us

The Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection is an independent group that works with the Toronto Public Library to support the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Find out what we do and how to contact us.

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Special Offers

From time to time the Friends make special items available for sale. Check out our merch page.

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Become a Friend

When you donate to the Friends, you help us to acquire new items to keep the Collection fresh and vital. And as a member, there are, of course, benefits for you.

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