Researching a Canadian Company
The Business, Science and Technology Department of the Toronto Reference Library (3rd floor) has many resources related to Canadian companies. For additional information please ask at the Information Desk.
Searching the Library Catalogue
Suggested Subjects or Keywords:
Corporations – Finance – Directories - Canada
Finance – Canada - Periodicals
Corporations – Canada – Periodicals
Financial statements – Canada
Annual reports Canada
Checking the Shelves
Relevant call numbers:
- Blue Book of Canadian Business
- Canadian Key Business Directory
- Contact Toronto
- Ontario Business-to-Business Sales & Marketing Directory. 4 vols.
- Regional Directory. Ontario [Dun & Bradstreet]
- Scott’s Directories: Ontario Business. 4 vols.
Using Online Sources
Toronto Public Library provides access to a wide range of online resources, such as downloads and eBooks, as well as articles and online research. Most of these resources can be accessed outside the library from the Library's website with a valid Toronto library card.
Find Your Way…Downloads & eBooks
Click on Downloads & eBooks from the FIND YOUR WAY section of the Library's homepage. Click on Downloads: Start Here to find Getting Started with Library eBooks and Help for new users. From the Downloads & eBooks page, select OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks. Our largest eBook collection, OverDrive includes current non-fiction, videos and audiobooks. Click on Business & Careers under eBook Nonfiction to browse all titles in this category.
Find Your Way…Articles & Online Research
Click on Articles & Online Research from the FIND YOUR WAY section of the library’s homepage, select Databases & Research Tools by Topic and then Business & Careers. (Or, just enter the title of the database in the main search box of the homepage, or browse using the A – Z List of All Databases).
Find Your Way…Small Business
Click on Small Business from the FIND YOUR WAY section of the library’s homepage to find Spaces to Meet and Work, Expert Staff Assistance, Specialized Business Resources, and business –related Programs and Seminars.
Click on Books, Video, Research and More from the library’s homepage, select Recommended Websites, and then Business, Finance and Economics. To find websites on Canadian companies click on Company Directories or Company Information.
1. Annual reports and Corporations files
These are Canadian company annual reports and corporation files, primarily for companies that trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The annual reports are filed alphabetically by company name. Ask about holdings at the Business, Science and Technology Department Information Desk.
2. CanCorp Microfiche/ Corporate Retriever (Canadian)
The CanCorp microfiche include company financial statements and other documents filed with the Ontario Securities Commission until 1997. Ask at the Business, Science and Technology Department Information Desk.
3. Oncorp database
Ask at the Business, Science and Technology Department Information Desk.
4. Vertical Files – Industry Files
Located behind the Business, Science and Technology Department Information Desk, they include recent printouts and clippings from various sources for Canadian industries. Press releases, pamphlets and other sources of information about industries may also be included.