Youtube user retrontario frequently uploads fantastic retro toronto centric gems. In 1952 simpsons started a 50 50 joint venture in canada named simpsons sears limited later sears canada with sears roebuck the american retailer.
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Simpsons department store. The store in downtown toronto included one of torontos most exclusive restaurants the arcadian court which opened in 1929 and still operates today after the stores acquisition by hudsons bay company in 1978throughout its history simpsons was the traditional carriage trade department store in toronto competing with the t. Eaton cothe motto youll enjoy shopping at simpsons was. The robert simpson company or simpsons simpsons until 1972 was a canadian department store chain founded by robert simpsonrobert simpson had no male heir and on his death in 1897 the business was sold to a consortium of investors made up of albert ernest ames joseph flavelle and harris henry fudger.
In 1952 simpsons started a 50 50 joint venture in canada named simpsons sears limited later sears canada with sears roebuck the american retailer. 5 reviews of belk simpson department stores the salespeople who work at this belk are the best. Bedford limestone faced the store with bronze deatils at the windows and entrances.
Simpsons of piccadilly was a large retail store situated at 203 206 piccadilly in central london. The chain was eventually bought by the hudsons bay company and the simpsons brand is. They genuinely want to help you and will go the extra mile.
When it opened in april 1936 it was the largest menswear store in britain and is now a grade i listed building due to its innovative construction. To be a freestanding store. Simpsons department stores wiki.
These clips never fail to bring back a ton of memories for me so i feature them from time to time. The robert simpson company ltd. For most people living in the area in the 1950s 60s and 70s a trip.
The older part of the simpson store fronts on yonge richmond and queen streets. Catherine street was built in stages from 1928 to 1930 and expanded in 1954. Market tower was the original home of londons largest and most successful department store simpsons.
By toronto mike september 18 2008 at 1048 pm memories 7 comments. The robert simpson company limited commonly known as simpsons previously simpsons until 1972 was a canadian department store chain that had its earliest roots in a store opened in 1858 by robert simpson. It was created by alexander simpson and architect joseph emberton.
The robert simpson company limited commonly known as simpsons formerly simpsons until 1972 and sometimes as simpson in quebec was a canadian department store chain that had its earliest roots in a store opened in 1858 by robert simpson. In 1929 the store expanded into a 9 story moderne. I saved a lot of money by using coupons they had text me.
Item consists of an aerial photograph of the store after it had been renamed simpsons sears and after significant urban development had occurred around the store possibly in the 1960s.
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