Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Tuesday Treasures

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Spice Mill Lane runs north from Adelaide Street East to Lombard just west of the Spire Condominium. It was named in 2012 to commemorate the spice mills that were once prominent in this neighbourhood and nearby to Lombard Street. City directories from the late 19th century list many importers and wholesalers of all sorts of goods, including spices, coffee, tea, chocolate, and other baking goods like extracts and baking powders.

While not the largest spice mill in town, Thompson, Bradshaw and Co. occupied the building labelled “Spice Mills” at the north end of Spice Mill Lane. They were the first tenant, occupying two floors and the basement of a new factory building that was constructed here in 1889/90. By 1892, Thompson had dropped out of the picture and his partner Mr. William A. Bradshaw, had switched gears to soap manufacturing, using the business name Toronto Soap Company. He remained in this building until 1895.


  1. ...highlighting Old Town is special. Spices have always been an important business and I love the soap ad. Thanks Jackie for coming to the party. Take care.

  2. Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/12/going-buggy.html.
    Have a wonderful year in 2021! I'm hoping it will be a year with lots less masks and lots more hugs!

  3. Love the lane names and appreciate the bit of history, too.

    A fantastic addition to 'My Corner of the World' this week! May the new year bring you great things to photograph!


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