Tag Archives: 1843

Toronto Inns in 1843

I’m spending more time looking at the Toronto City Directory from 1843. You might be wondering: what did people do in their spare time back then? There was no radio, television, or Internet, of course, and there was no electricity. … Continue reading

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Medical gentlemen

Here is the complete list of doctors in Toronto in 1843, according to the Toronto city directory. I wonder whether Dr. S. Sewell was at a disadvantage: for a doctor, the corner of Graves and Lot Street is an ominous-sounding … Continue reading

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Cab regulations in 1843

I’ve just started looking at the 1843 Toronto city directory that I downloaded recently. One of the things I discovered was how cab drivers were licensed and regulated. At the time, every cabbie had to be approved personally by the … Continue reading

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