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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The Friends and The Bootmakers of Toronto are planning a conference at the Toronto Reference Library to celebrate the 50th + 1 anniversary of the founding of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Bootmakers. Save the dates Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25, 2022. Details will be posted here as they emerge.

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

From time to time the Friends organizes special events, including lectures featuring Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and the ACD Collection.

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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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