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Aerial Views Stock Yards and Railway. Atlas Gunn's and Swift Canadian Ontario Stock Yards was located in West Toronto between the Canadian Pacific Railway shops and yard, and the meat packing houses and abattoir of Canada Packers and others. Clair Avenue West on part of a one hundred acre site planned to also include abattoir and packers. It was to be a replacement for the earlier established facilities in downtown Toronto.
The very first place in Toronto for the sale of cattle, sheep, poultry and other farmer's goods was the St. It still continues to operate in its newer location to the south. He later became a packinghouse operator opening a plant in West Toronto. Here, ice was cut from the Don River and used in the summer to cool meat products.
Davies, a butcher, had come from England in and set up in a stock in trade butcher toronto at the St. Lawrence Market on account of the growth of that area. It was served by the Grand Trunk. Inthe Levack Company built the first slaughter house stock in trade butcher toronto West Toronto.
It was quickly bought by the D. Martin Company who in turn sold it to Swift Canadian in Nearby, Gunns Limited opened another plant in Harris Abattoir Stock in trade butcher toronto Limited also relocated in the same area. The Harris Abattoir Company Limited c.
A major fire in destroyed most of the stock yards buildings which were then replaced with new ones. The Union Stock Stock in trade butcher toronto was involved in a unique situation whereby a charter was sought for a railway to serve it following the refusal of the Grand Trunk Railway to build a siding into the stock yards. In the 's farmers and drovers began to truck animals to the stock yards instead of shipping them by rail.
Click to enlarge Canada Packers, looking northeast along St. Aerial view of Packers and Stock Yards. Inthe financially troubled Gunns was acquired by Harris as well as the U. Canada Packers was by far the largest plant, by stock in trade butcher toronto 's it had some 26 tracks and often over cars including a small fleet of intra-plant wooden box cars that never went beyond their property.
Swift Canadian had seven tracks which were in the 's switched only by the CNR. The CPR switched most of Canada Packers providing a switch engine and crew two shifts a day five days per week and one day shift on Saturday.
Canada Packers had its own weigh scale, yardmaster and car checker! They never had their own locomotive. The CNR had a lead running west from their West Toronto Yard past the stock yards and curving north where it connected with the Canada Packers private trackage at the same point where the CPR lead also connected. By active sidings had dwindled to only 8 or 9 in the Packersstill including a scales and 4 in Swifts.
Other small plants included Frank Hunnisett Limited on St. Canada Packers acquired Hunnisett in although it continued to operate under its own name. Prime sold their plant in and it continued to be operated by Ryding Meat Packers and its affiliate, Regency Veal.
All Lean Boneless Beef was another small operator. The Stock in trade butcher toronto Terminal was a small facility on the south side of St. Clair built in on the CNR lead with a small siding and housed six small tenant speciality meat packers one of which was Kosher. The stock yards peaked in and began a rapid decline thereafter until it closed February 10, Redevelopment stock in trade butcher toronto with Home Depot, the first of the "big box" stores to locate on the stock yards site and the CPR shops.
A new stock yard was established near Cookstown a small community north of Toronto without any rail service which was no longer required. Following a corporate takeover, Canada Packers closed, the property was levelled and eventually redeveloped with housing.
Swift's was sold to Can Amera Foods in x which by this time produced only edible oils at the plant. The property was sold to developer Trinity Development Group which began in a big box mall of nearly 20 stock in trade butcher toronto known as The Stockyards. A side effect of this was stock in trade butcher toronto abandonment of the CPR spur from West Toronto Yard through the former Canada Packers plant since this was the last industry using rail. The right of way was sold off to Ken Shaw Toyota which used parts of it for their automobile dealership and sold what they didn't need.
The coming of mechanical refrigeration in the late 19th century meant a reduction in the cost of meat. Another factor contributing to lower costs was the new-found ability to refrigerate by-products that, in the case of some of the larger processors, number as high as ! It was said that the packer should end up with "not an atom left.
Glue can be made from animal blood. The blood is also high in nitrate content and an excellent source of fertilizer. Strings for tennis racquets may come from sheep intestines. Bones are ground into meal to fortify human and animal foods. Fats from hogs are rendered into lard and those from cattle into a tallow employed in the manufacture of soaps. The hides are of course in demand for multiple usages. One processor was to proudly state that an entire carcass of beef had been sold from his stock in trade butcher toronto at less than he had paid for the live animal.
This was made possible by the sale of the by-products. Lawrence Market Public Archives of Canada The very first place in Toronto for the sale of cattle, sheep, poultry and other farmer's goods was the St. By-products The coming of mechanical refrigeration in the late 19th century meant a reduction in the cost of meat.