Before the year is out we felt it fitting to recognize Canada's own big box establishment that's been around for an unbelievable 90 years, and still going stronger than ever. I think there isn't a day goes by that at least one member of our family has been into one of the stores here for one thing or another. The well known logo below is an older one and is a mechanics patch from my own collection. Be sure to click on all the pictures below for enlargements.
Canadian Tire shown in 1957/58/59/60 and '62 phone books are shown at 235-237 Simpson Street, and 215 Van Norman Street in Port Arthur with a service department at 106 N. Cumberland Street. In 1961 the Van Norman Street address is dropped and the Port Arthur store was all in one location at the 106 N. Cumberland Street address.
|This was the former location at 106 N. Cumberland Street, now Villa Square|
The address to the left was the 215 Van Norman Street Canadian Tire Store. The Google earth photo to the right is where the Canadian Tire Store was once located behind County Fair Plaza on Dawson Road....then moving to the Thunder Centre.
Here is a ground level shot of the present day store on West Arthur Street and the photo below is the only other Canadian Tire Store presently in The Thunder Centre near the Intercity Shopping area.
|1948-49 Catalog Cover|
|1966-67 Catalog Cover|
|A Moto Master Tire and Tube Patch Kit Box|
|How that 1948-49 Delivery Truck would have looked.|
|Here is a Canadian Tire Store photo right out of the 1950's taken on the corner of Yonge and Church Street in Toronto....Snow Shovels for $1.65|
|The last photo here is a first edition Canadian Tire 10 cent paper money piece.|
Many thanks to Al Pomanti for the invoice copies in this post.