City Directories

City Directories 1855-1923

These early city directories can be browsed alphabetically by surname and also, in most cases, by street address. The online version of each directory can also be searched by keyword. 

Print copies of these directories, and duplicate copies on microfilm, can be found at the Central Branch of KFPL.
To search or browse the volumes online, just choose a date below and click to turn the pages.

Thirty-seven of KFPL's Kingston and Area City Directories are available online, and they're very easy to use. Just choose a date below and click to turn the pages.

The post-1923 Kingston city directories are available in print only. See City Directories 1924-2001 (print).

Other interesting collections include:

Toronto City Directories (Toronto Public Library)

Ontario City Directories by Vernon's Publishing Company (Ontario Ancestors)

Ontario City & Farmers Directories (Olive Tree Genealogy)

Canadian Directories Collection (Library and Archives Canada) 

U.S. and International City Directories (Cyndi's List)