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Adelaide and Jarvis Street/Then and Now

pictures-r-5979 The J. Nasmith Bakery on the S/W corner of Adelaide and Jarvis looking west along Adelaide.

nasmith bakeryAs you can see from this early map, Adelaide has since been re aligned to connect with Duke Street.

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 They also had lunch counters at 1408 Queen West, 470 Spadina Ave, 162 Yonge St. 53 King West, 51 King East and 68 Jarvis St.

BAGGrKNCUAEgCl1Theatre_Passe_MurailleThe former Nasmith bakery and Stables on Ryerson Ave.


A rare paper weight courtesy of Mgenter.

6 responses

  1. Gillian Coy

    I am a descendant of J. Nasmith and am always searching for images of Nasmith’s Bread. A few years ago my Uncle had a glass paperweight with advertising for the lunch counters on it. He gave it to my cousin and I’m always on the lookout for one of my own. I would love to see an image of the lunch counters as they were back then, but I have never seen one. Do you know if one exists? Thank you, Gillian Nasmith

    November 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    • Nancy

      Hi. Found your note when researching a paperweight that I am planning on selling.

      November 27, 2016 at 7:26 am

      • Carolyn Hill

        Hi… Do you still have the Nasmith paperweight?

        June 16, 2020 at 11:39 am

      • Sorry, that was a found image on the interweb.

        June 16, 2020 at 12:13 pm

  2. I’ve never scene one but will keep my eyes open for one. There’s also a Nasmith Ave. in the east end of Toronto.

    November 23, 2015 at 2:40 am

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