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House of Industry records revealed

In the chill of a Toronto winter in 1859, 31-year-old Catharine Allen had two young children, was heavily pregnant with her third, and had been deserted by her husband. Ann McClauliff, a 66-year-old widow, had survived by selling fruit from a basket in the summer but could no longer make a living in the […]

Toronto City Directories: more to discover!

Researching your Toronto ancestors in the early 20th century just became a little easier!

Thanks to funding from Toronto Branch and a partnership between the Toronto Public Library and Internet Archive, city directories for eight “missing” years between 1910 and 1926 have now been digitized and are available to search free on-line.

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