Toronto Public Library – City Directories

City Directories from 1833 to 1969 with the exclusion of 1940 are available through the Toronto Public Library website.


  1. Leon Bresloff says:

    Looking for my Uncle Harry Factor/Factorovich travelling to Seattle<WA in 1910 from Ukraine and travelling through Canada. He stopped in Toronto in 1911, I bekeive for a brief period before moving on. How can I find info on Him?

    • I believe that there was a Jewish MP during the 1930s by the name of Factor. I believe that he was responsible for a number of Orders in Council that brought Jews to Canada during the period of “None is Too Many”.

      Samuel Factor (Canadian politician)
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      For the chess player, see Samuel Factor.
      Samuel Factor
      Member of the Canadian Parliament
      for Toronto West Centre
      In office
      Preceded by Horatio Clarence Hocken
      Succeeded by District abolished
      Member of the Canadian Parliament
      for Spadina
      In office
      Preceded by District created
      Succeeded by David Croll
      Personal details
      Born October 26, 1892
      Died August 21, 1962 (aged 69)
      Political party Liberal
      Committees Chair, Special Committee on the Dominion elections act, 1938 (armed services) (1943-1944)
      Samuel “Sam” Factor, KC (October 26, 1892 – August 21, 1962) was a Canadian politician, lawyer and jurist and the first Jewish Member of Parliament elected to the Canadian House of Commons from Ontario.[1][2]

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