Michael G. Baker is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with degrees in history (1982) and education (1983).
From 1985 to 1990, he was Collections Curator at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. From 1990 to 2007, he was Curator of Regional History at Museum London and in 2007 he moved to the County of Elgin’s Cultural Services Department as Curator of the Elgin County Museum. In 2017 he was appointed Manager of Museums and Archives for the County of Elgin.
He is the editor of Downtown London: Layers of Time (1999) and the co-editor with Hilary Bates Neary, of 100 Fascinating Londoners and Street Names of London – An Illustrated Guide, both published by James Lorimer of Canada.
He is a former president of the London Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and of the Heritage London Foundation and a past President of the Elgin Historical Society.
Michael wrote a historical essay for the 2012 exhibition catalogue "Embassy Cultural House 1983-1990" published by Museum London.
Michael Baker's Book Downtown London