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Men’s restaurant

Page 946 of the 1900 Toronto city directory, which I mentioned yesterday, contains this ad at the top of the page: I’m not sure why Mr. McConkey restricted his restaurant to men only. I can guess, but the answer probably … Continue reading

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Departmental stores

The back part of the old Toronto city directories featured the equivalent of the Yellow Pages of modern (or at least pre-Internet) times: lists of businesses, sorted in alphabetical order by business type. Page 946 of the 1900 city directory … Continue reading

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Warning!

Recently, I discovered two cool links to places where you can download old Toronto city directories. This site links to Toronto city directories between 1900 and 1922. The Toronto Public Library has links to city directories between 1797 (!!) and … Continue reading

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