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Toronto : city of commerce : stories of a city's factories, businesses and storefronts Book
Book | James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, Toronto : 2021.

  • 0 of 1 Copy Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
  • 1 current hold with 1 total copy.
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Rittenhouse 720.9713541 Tay Adult Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold In transit
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"The bustling businesses of early Toronto are mostly gone, yet throughout the city there are reminders of their existence in buildings which still stand and fading ads to be seen on the sides of old buildings. Toronto was a city of small commercial enterprises of an astonishing variety. Unlike today, manufacturers held a prominent place in the city. Enterprising Torontonians established, ran and worked in factories making suits, carpets, home appliances, shoes and much more. There were confectionaries, butcher shops, barber shops, hat shops, clothing stores, hardware stores, groceries — and many others. Advertisements for these businesses were often painted on their buildings. Many of these ads have survived even though the businesses are long gone. Photographer and blogger Katherine Taylor started with these visual remnants of Toronto’s commercial life, and in this book she recounts the stories of these old businesses, their owners and workers, accompanied with archival images and her photos of their still-visible fading ads. Familiar places in the city take on new meaning as she explores both famous and forgotten businesses from Toronto’s past. This book offers a new take on Toronto’s rich history."--
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  • ISBN: 9781459415478
  • Physical Description: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Toronto : James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, 2021.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.

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