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Carlaw: Palmolive Building

A Visual Tour of the now-demolished Palmolive Plant on Carlaw Avenue, Toronto

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Credit: Library and Archives Canada

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Credit: Library and Archives Canada

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Credit: Library and Archives Canada

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Credit: Library and Archives Canada

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Credit: Library and Archives Canada

 

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Credit: Library and Archives, Canada

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Credit: Library and Archives Canada

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Credit: Library and Archives Canada

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Credit: Library and Archives Canada

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Announcing the construction of the new building on Carlaw, Construction, Vol. 10, No. 10, Oct. 1917

 

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Construction, Vol. 11, No. 5, May, 1918

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Construction, Vol. 11, No. 5, May, 1918

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Women packing soap, Palmolive Canada. Photo by Pringle & Booth, January 9, 1919. Credit: Toronto Public Library

An addition, 1936.

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Credit: The Canadian Courier, Vol. XXII, No. 24, Nov. 10, 1917

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Credit: The Canadian Courier, Vol. XXIII, No. 25

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Everywoman’s World, April, 1917

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For my favourite Palmolive ad, meet Madge on Youtube:

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Colgate Palmolive Plant, Carlaw Avenue, 1986. Credit: Toronto Public Library.

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The condominium on the site of the Palmolive Building. Photograph by Joanne Doucette, 2016.

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Welcome to the Leslieville Historical Society's website. Please feel free to join us, to ask questions, to attend walking tours and other events, and to celebrate Leslieville's past while creating our future. Guy Anderson, President, Leslieville Historical Society and Joanne Doucette, local historian and webmaster.

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