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Local History: Toronto City Directories

Toronto Public Library has a wide range of Toronto directories, including all Toronto city directories from the first in 1833 to 2001, when they ceased publication. They are invaluable for historical research of people, businesses, buildings and communities. Nineteenth- and early-20th-century directories are available online.

Digital Toronto City Directories 1900-1922
Digital Toronto City Directories 1900-1922

Read scanned city directories online.


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Research Guides for Toronto City Directories

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