Toronto (Telephone) Exchange

A TTC bus all decked out for Christmas in front of the Andrew's Manor Apartments, 896 Eglinton East, at Don Avon. 1958. Image: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1567, Series 648, File 37.

A TTC bus all decked out for Christmas in front of the Andrew’s Manor Apartments, 896 Eglinton East, at Don Avon. 1958. Image: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1567, Series 648, File 37.

Earlier this week, I wrote a short piece about the Andrew’s Manor Apartments at 896 Eglinton East, in Leaside. Today, I transcribed the apartment’s entry in the 1954 Might’s Directory and filled in any missing information from the subsequent year’s edition.

I have always been a sucker for the named telephone exchanges and this list is no exception.

1954

‘MO’ = “MOhawk”? ‘MA’ = “MAyfair”? I don’t know if I’d complain about having Allan Bell’s number: Hudson 8-5000.

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2 Comments

  1. Any idea where the exchange name “Hudson” (for the neighbourhood of North Toronto) came from?

    • Chris

      Hi Derek,

      I wish I did! I haven’t been able to find anything unfortunately. If I do find something, I’ll be sure to let you know!

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