The following list of Webb businesses and businessmen in Toronto, 1866-1950, has been derived from the published R. G. Dun and Company credit reports. Copies of these reports are available on microfilm from the Archives of Ontario (MS-489). Note that I have not reviewed every year; rather this data is based on an extensive sampling of the directories. Additional information from the original directories, such as the credit ratings and estimated valuation of the business, is not presented here.
Please note that I am NOT actively researching any of these individuals or firms, and so I am unable to do look-ups or provide any additional information on the persons listed here. There may be errors as this information is taken directly from published sources.
This page is part of the Webb Page.
|Name||Type of Business||Years Active|
|Webb & Bass||Meat||1920|
|Webb & Dunlop||Roofers
Sheet metal work & roofing
Sheet metal workers
|Webb & McKeown||Roofers||1908-1912|
|Webb & Richards||Grocery||1916-1918|
|Webb Lumber Co. Ltd.||Lumber||1913|
|Webb Manufacturing Co.||Billiard cues & c.||1912-1917|
|Webb, A. E. & Co.||Brokers & warehousemen||1893|
|Webb, A. M. (Mrs. H. R.)||Confectionary & c.||1918-1923|
|Webb, Albert||Pat. med. & var.||1950|
|Webb, Beatrice (Mrs.)||Grocery||1939|
|Webb, C.||Grocery & Feed||1909|
|Webb, C. M.||Grocery||1891-1907|
|Webb, Charles E.||Grocery & c.||1929-1933|
|Webb, Charlotte (Mrs. T.)||Millinary, etc.||1897-1911|
|Webb, Christopher||Grocery & feed||1913-1919|
|Webb, Doris||W. Dresses||1950|
|Webb, Edmund S.||Grocery||1920-1931|
|Webb, Edward||Woodwork, etc.
Mfr. wooden lamps
|Webb, Eldon A.||Groceries||1929|
|Webb, F. A.||Garage||1915-1917|
|Webb, Frank H.||Drugs||1909-1920|
|Webb, George||Cut Stone Contr.||1915-1933|
|Webb, George||Fish & chips restaurant||1915-1933|
|Webb, George B.||Builder||1927-1933|
|Webb, George H.||Builder||1931-1933|
|Webb, H. E. (Miss)||Confectionary||1915-1922|
|Webb, H. R.||Confectionary||1910-1917|
|Webb, Harold F.||Plbg. Contg.||1944-1950|
Restaurant and confectionary
Rest., bakery, and confectionary
|Webb, Harry Co. Ltd.||
Rest., Bakery, & Confectionary
Whol. confectionary and bakery
Bakers & mfrs. chocolate
|Webb, Harry||Meat & grocery||1931-1933|
|Webb, Henry L.||Coal blowers||1939-1950|
|Webb, J. A.||Grocery||1932-1933|
|Webb, James B.||Service Station||1929-1933|
|Webb, John||Baker & Grocer||1876-1881|
|Webb, John||Shoe Repair||1931|
|Webb, John B.||Engraver||1876-1893|
|Webb, John D.||Drugs||1933-1950|
|Webb, John E.||Contractor||1900-1908|
|Webb, John E. & Co.||Contractors||1910-1913|
|Webb, John E.||Grocery||1923-1933|
|Webb, John T.||Lakeview Garage||1915|
|Webb, M. E. (Miss)||Restaurant||1923-1925|
|Webb, Norman C.||Confectionary and mfr. chocolate
Confectionary & Lunch
|Webb, R.||Electrical fixtures & c.||1912-1913|
|Webb, Ross F.||Dairy||1933|
|Webb, Samuel||Smallwares [Clothing]||1920-1922|
|Webb, Sydney C.||Locksmith
Manufacturer keys, etc.
|Webb, Thomas, Jr.||Confectionary||1877-1885|
|Webb, Thomas A.||Plasterer||1890-1893|
|Webb, W. H.||Grocery||1925-1933|
|Webb, William A.||Drugs||1939-1944|
The Western Ontario Gazetteer and Directory, 1898-99 p. 136 lists A. E. Webb employed as a Broker at 8 King Street East.
The Western Ontario Gazetteer and Directory, 1898-99 p. 136 lists C. M. Webb employed as a Grocer at 273 Queen Street West.
A detailed description of George Webb's business operations can be found in Oakley v. Webb (Ont. CA, 1916) 27 O.W.R. 544. The business commenced operation in May 1915.
Harry Webb was "probably the best known of Toronto's caterers". His shop, located at 447 Yonge Street, was also known for wedding cakes. See Toronto: Past and Present (1884), p. 283
In 1929, the Harry Webb Co. bakery plant, located on Davenfort Rd., was sold to Bredin's Bread Ltd. A photograph of the building is available online via the Toronto Public Library.
The Western Ontario Gazetteer and Directory, 1898-99 p. 136 lists J. E. Webb employed as a Builder at 9 Fisher Street. In 1905-07, John E. Webb was involved in a legal dispute with Messrs. Garside & White over the amount to be paid for a warehouse that he constructed. See Garside v. Webb (1907) 10 O.W.R. 235.
Thomas Webb, Sr. established his confectionary shop in 1842. It was especially well known for its wedding cakes. His son later took over the establishment. See Illustrated Toronto: Past and Present (1877), p. 343. The Lovell's Province of Ontario Directory for 1871 p. 887 notes that his business was then located at 302 Yonge Street.