We keep documentary materials of all kinds relating to Belleville and Hastings County, Ontario, and make them available for research.

Our archives was established in 2010 as a three-way partnership between:

Each partner has substantial collections of archival materials that help us understand the history of our communities. At the Community Archives, these materials are safely stored in environmentally-controlled conditions and made available for use by researchers.

If you are responsible for records in a local municipality, you may be interested in our Guide for transferring records to the Archives.


If you have historical materials relating to Hastings County or Belleville that you think would be of interest to others, please consider bringing them to the Community Archives so that they can be safely stored here for use by researchers. Or you might prefer to loan materials to the Archives for digitization, so that they can be shared with others through the Archives’ collection of photographs on the Flickr website.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to support the work of the Community Archives, please send a cheque payable to the City of Belleville to Community Archives, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville ON K8N 3B1.