Researching the history of Etobicoke can be fun and rewarding! We receive several requests each week from history buffs for resources and tips for undertaking their own research projects. To help, we have developed a series of research guides to assist you in getting the right information to be successful in your self-research of Etobicoke history, and beyond. (For a list of other associations, societies, and organizations to help you learn more about history, simply CLICK HERE for links & associations.)
Step One: The Basics of Research
The following guide will provide you with basic information on how to research history in Etobicoke and will identify many of the resources available to you. It is not an exhaustive list of all resources and research techniques available, but rather is a tool to help get you started.
GUIDE: How To Research Etobicoke History
Step Two: Additional Resources
The following appendices will provide you with more detailed guidelines on specific elements of history in Etobicoke and should be used in conjunction with the Guide in Step One. These appendices provide the information you need to further explore the many great resources available to you!
APPENDIX 1: Descriptions of Original Concession Names and Lot Numbers Used in Etobicoke
APPENDIX 2: Guide to Toronto City Directories That Include Etobicoke
APPENDIX 3: How to Do Research at the Land Registry Office
APPENDIX 4: Books about Etobicoke History, Architecture and the GTA
APPENDIX 5: Useful Websites for Researching Etobicoke History
APPENDIX 6: Canada Census Collection – Enumeration Dates and Instructions for Censuses from 1851 to 1921