The T. Eaton Co., Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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The T. Eaton Co., Ltd.
190 Yonge Street at Queen Street
Toronto, Ontario



Subway Level
Impulse Shop • Gourmet Market 284, 579 • Cake Counter • Wine Cellar • The Hub Cafeteria • Glassware 252 • Crystal 252 • China 252 • Doulton Shop • The Gift Shop 218 • Bar Shop 218 • Bridal Registry • Candle Shop 208 • Housewares 254 • Small Electrics 277 • Kitchen Country 254 • Creative Kitchen • Mowers 253 • Snowblowers 253 • Ranges 256 • Washers and Dryers 257 • Dishwashers 256 • Refrigerators and Freezers 259 • Vacuum Cleaners 258 • Personal Care 477 • Furnaces 556 • Plumbing 456 • Sporting Goods 261 • Coins, Stamps 405 • Toys 271 • Hardware 263 • Garden Grove 280 • Potting Shed 480 • Lawn and Garden Furniture 280 • Sporting Goods 261 • Pro Shop • Rod and Gun Shop • Outdoor Shop • Luggage 264

Subway Level-Tunnel to Annex
Paint and Wallcovering 274

Main Floor
Toronto 1 Shop • Eaton’s Flower Shop • Jewellery 215 • Silver Holloware 515 • Silver Flatware 515 • Clocks • Cosmetics 216 • Drugs, Soaps, Sundries 212 • Pharmacy • Candy Counters 214 • Notions 222 • Blouses 203 • Hosiery 201 • Handbags 217 • Main Floor Lingerie Bar 209 • Gloves 202 • Fashion Accessories 262 • Wigs 225 • Whatzit Nook 241 • Cameras 512 • Men’s Dress Furnishings 228 • Men’s Casual Furnishings 228 • 186 Shop • Men’s Hats • Stationery 208 • Calculators 306 • School and Office Supplies 206 • Auto Accessories 263 •  • Books 205 • Coins, Stamps 405

Second Floor
Men’s Clothing 229, 429 • The Pine Room 629 • Timothy E. 329 • Tuxedo Rentals and Formal Wear • Men’s Footwear 237 • Men’s Sportswear • Men’s Casual Clothing • Adam Shop • Pants Plus • Abstract Shop 332 • Made-To-Measure Shop 230
Seven Seas Gift Shop 270 • Fashion Fabrics 233 • Creative Stitchery 224 • Sewing Machines • Women’s Shoes 238 • Shoe Salon • Shoe Repair • Custom Gift Wrapping • The Little Red Basket Shop

Third Floor
Lingerie 609 • Loungewear 609 • At Home • Foundation Garments 609 • Popular Price Sleepwear 209 • Popular Price Loungewear 209 • Popular Price Lingerie 209, 509 • Body Fashions 609 • Slipper Bar 238 • Popular Price Dresses 345 • Popular Price Sportswear 745 • Popular Price Coats 345 • Bed linens 236 • Bath Boutiques 336 • Table Linens 356 • Pictures 276 • Wall Decor 276 • Mirrors 276 • Gallery of Fine Art 271 • Eaton’s Travel Service • Beauty Salon • Optical 221 • Hearing Aids 421 • Trim-a-Home Shop 219
Young World Infants’ Wear 210 • Nursery Shop • Young Happenings • Children’s Wear 210 • Eaton’s Juvenile • Children’s Shoes 239 • Girls’ Wear 211 • Jean Tree 211 • Younger Crowd Shop 211 • Children’s Hosiery 201 • Junior Shoes 239 • Motion 3 • Boy’s Clothing • Students’ Clothing 432 • 1-2-3 Boutique • Blue Tube

Fourth Floor
The Colony 744, 341 • Colony Sportswear 246 • Young Sophisticates 341 • Mayfair Place 444, 541 • Women’s Place 446, 546 • Millinery 264 • Wigs 304 • Fur Salon 248 • Bridal Shop • Fourth Gear 640 • No. 1 Shop 442 • Coats and Suits • The Weather Vane • Like Young Shop • Hairworks
Peppertree Junior Dresses 241 • Junior Sportswear 346 • Junior Coats 244 • Junior Petite Shop • Young Toronto 241
Boutiques The Townhouse 546, 343 • Collectors 441 • Ports International 641, 646 • Premier 242 • Attitude • La Boutique • Signature Shop 678

Fifth Floor
Gallery of Fine Furniture 770 • Furniture 270, 470 • Unfinished Furniture 370 • Colonial Corner • Scandinavian Shop • Studio of Interior Design • Bedding 271 • Lamps 377 • Hostess Shop 579 • Entertainment Centre 248, 460 • Musical Instruments 560 • Records 560 • Steinway 360 • Home Comfort 356 • Draperies 267, 456 • Upholstery Fabrics 267 • Floor Coverings 372, 373, 273, 273 • Home Improvements 353 • Viking Room Cafeteria • Snack Bar

Sixth Floor                       
Customer Accounts Office   
               
Seventh Floor
Corporate Offices

Eighth Floor
Corporate Offices

Ninth Floor
The Georgian Room Restaurant
 (1,613,000 sq. ft.)

College Street (1930)
Yonge at College






TORONTO – COLLEGE STREET 402-448 Yonge Street – (October 10, 1930)

Basement
Soda-Luncheonette • Sporting Goods 261 • Ski Lodge • Luggage 264Auto Accessories 263Hardware 263Pet Supplies 253Toys 271 Artists’ Supplies 271 Trim-a-Home Shop 219Housewares 254Kitchen Country 254Electricals 277Unfinished Furniture 370Garden Grove 280Potting Shed 480Mowers and Snow Blowers 253Ranges and Dishwashers 256Washers and Dryers 257Vacuum Cleaners 258Refrigerators and Freezers 259Personal Care 477Home Comfort 356Sewing Machines 570Furnaces 556Bath Boutiques 336Plumbing 456Home Improvements 353 • The Open Hearth Shop 276

Main Floor
Yonge-Hayter Wing
Lamps 377Entertainment Centre 260, 248, 460 • Musical Instruments 560Records 560Piano Salon 360
Yonge-College Street Wing
Hosiery 201Gloves 202Blouses 203Popular Price Lingerie 509Jewellery 215Silverware 515Clocks 215Cosmetics 216Handbags 217Wig Bar 222Fashion Accessories 262Notions 222Eaton’s Flower Shop 380Drugs, Soaps, Sundries 212Pharmacy 212Candy Counters 214Cameras 512Stationery 208Social Expression Shop 208 • Calculators 306School and Office Supplies 206 • Seven Seas Gift Shop 270, 619Candle Shop 208Fancy Foods 579Cake Counter 1104KHostess Shop 1100H • Coins, Stamps 405Books 205
College-Bay Wing
Young Toronto Junior Dresses 241 • Junior Sportswear 346 • Junior Coats 244
The Specialty Shops
The Little Salon 341, 246, 344, 541, 546, 446, 343The Coat Shop 444The Sport Shop  246, 546, 711, 744, 646, 678No. 1 Shop 442The Ensemble Shop 242 • The Specialty Fur Salon 248 • The Bridal Shop 341 • The Millinery Shop 264, 304 • The Lingerie Shop 209, 341 • The Shoe Shop 238, 338
The Men’s Shops
The Men’s Shop 228, 232, 233, 229, 428, 429, 529, 629, 329 • Men’s Shoe Shop 237 • Tuxedo Rentals and Formal WearMade-To-Measure Shop 230

Second Floor
Yonge-Hayter Wing
Paint and Wallcovering 274 • Beauty Salon 213 • Dr. Horvath Portrait Studio 612
The Young Canada Shops Infants’ Wear 210Children’s Wear 210Girls’ Wear 211Children’s Hosiery 201Junior Shoes 239Students’ Clothing 432Fourth Gear 640Like Young Shop 611
Yonge-College Street Wing
Glassware 252Crystal 252China •  252The Gift Shop 218The Bar Shop 218 • Flame and Flower (208)Bridal Registry 618Fashion Fabrics 233Creative Stitchery 224Bed linens 236Bedding and Blankets 436Table Linens 356 Draperies 267 Upholstery Fabrics Floor Coverings 272Gallery of Fine Art 376Wall Decor 276

Third Floor
Oriental Rugs 373 • Floor Coverings 372, 273 • Customer Accounts Office • Service Bureau

Fourth Floor
Furniture 270Bedding 271Accent 718 • Ideal Canadian Home

Fifth Floor
Furniture 470Gallery of Fine Furniture 770Interior Design Bureau
Period Rooms The King Charles Room • The Oak Room • The Pine Room • The Hatton Garden Room • Marie Antoinette’s Boudoir • The Hampton Court Room • The Adam Room • The Louis XV Room • The French Provincial Room • The Modern Rooms


Sixth Floor
Executive Offices • Hospital

Seventh Floor

The Foyer • The Round Room • The Clipper • The Eaton Auditorium
(600,000 sq. ft.)






Hamilton (1927)
James Street
Hamilton, Ontario






Basement
Sporting Goods 261Auto Accessories 263Hardware 263Bath Boutiques 336Housewares 254Kitchen Country 254Electricals 277 • The Open Hearth Shop 276 • Unfinished Furniture 370Garden Grove 280Potting Shed 480 Mowers and Snow Blowers 253Pets and Supplies 253 • Luncheonette
Eaton’s Budget Basement

Street Floor
Hosiery 201Gloves 202Blouses 203Casual Sportswear 745Popular Price Lingerie 509Jewellery 215Silverware 515Clocks 215Cosmetics 216Handbags 217Wig Bar 222Fashion Accessories 262Eaton’s Flower Shop 380Drugs and Sundries 212Pharmacy 212Candy Counters 214Fancy Foods 579Cake Counter 1104KHostess Shop 1100HCameras 512Stationery 208Calculators 306School and Office Supplies 206Books 205Coins, Stamps 405 • Boys’ Clothing 232 • Students’ Clothing 432Men’s Dress Furnishings 228Men’s Casual Furnishings 428Men’s Hats 237Men’s Clothing 229, 429The Executive Shop 629Timothy E. 329Tuxedo Rentals and Formal WearMen’s Casual Clothing 42943 James 529Young Men’s Shop 232, 332Made-To-Measure Shop 230

Second Floor
Women’s Shoes 238Slipper Bar 238Shoe Salon 338 Men’s Footwear 237 Junior Shoes 239 Glassware 252Crystal 252China 252The Gift Shop 218The Bar Shop 218Candle Shop 208Seven Seas Gift Shop 270, 619Red Basket Shop 208 • Bridal Registry 618Fashion Fabrics 233Creative Stitchery 224Notions 222Sewing Machines 570Bed linens 236Bedding and Blankets 436Table Linens 356Beauty Salon 223 • Optical 221 • Hearing Aids 421

Third Floor
Popular Price Dresses 345Popular Price Coats 345Chelsea Place Dresses 341Chelsea Place Sportswear 246Chelsea Place Coats  & Suits 344 • Ski Lodge • Maternity Wear 341 • Mayfair Place Dresses 541Mayfair Place Sportswear  546Mayfair Place Coats & Suits 444The Collectors 711The Colony 744No. 1 Shop 442Coach House 446Town House 343The Ensemble Shop 242Attitude Shop 646Signature Shop 678Fur Salon 248Bridal Shop 341Millinery 264Wigs 304 • Lingerie 209Loungewear 209Body Fashions 209 • Uniform Centre 509 • Portrait Studio 612
Young Hamilton Junior Dresses 241Junior Sportswear 346Junior Coats 241
Young World Infants’ Wear 210Children’s Wear 210Girls’ Wear 211Children’s Hosiery 201Third Gear 640Like Young Shop 611

Fourth Floor
Luggage 264 Paint and Wallcovering 274Lamps 377Wall Decor 276 Gallery of Fine Art 376Ranges and Dishwashers 256Washers and Dryers 257Vacuum Cleaners 258Refrigerators and Freezers 259Personal Care 477Home Comfort 356Furnaces 556Plumbing 456Home Improvements 353 • Entertainment Centre 260, 248, 460 Records 560Yuletide Trim Shop 219 Draperies 267 Upholstery Fabrics 267

Fifth Floor
Toys 271  • Artists’ Supplies 271 Gallery of Fine Furniture 770Furniture 270, 470Bedding 271Accent 718 • Fireplace Shop 276 • Studio of Interior DesignMusical Instruments 560Steinway 360Floor Coverings 272Oriental Rugs 373 • Accounts Office

Sixth Floor
The Green Room Restaurant • The Auditorium • Executive Offices




Lower Level
Coffee Bar • Ranges and Dishwashers 256Washers and Dryers 257Refrigerators and Freezers 259Home Comfort 356Furnaces 556 • Entertainment Centre 260, 248, 460Musical Instruments 560Pianos, Organs 360Plumbing 456Home Improvements 353
Eaton’s Lower-Price Store

Mall Level
Hosiery 201Gloves 202Blouses 203Jewellery 215Clocks 215Cosmetics 216Handbags 217Wig Bar 222Fashion Accessories 262Notions 222Drugs, Soaps, Sundries 212Pharmacy 212Personal Care 477Candy Counters 214Cameras 512Stationery 208Calculators 306School and Office Supplies 206Coins, Stamps 405Books 205Records 560Trim-a-Home Shop 219 • Red Basket Shop • Men’s Dress Furnishings 228Men’s Casual Furnishings 428Men’s Hats 237Men’s Clothing 229, 429The Pine Room 629Timothy E. 329Tuxedo Rentals and Formal WearMen’s Footwear 237Men’s Casual Clothing 429Adam Shop 529Abstract Shop 332Made-To-Measure Shop 230 • Sporting Goods 261 • Ski Lodge • Luggage 264Boys’ Clothing 232 Students’ Clothing 432Fancy Foods 579Cake Counter 1104KHostess Shop 1100H

Second Floor
Popular Price Dresses 345Popular Price Sportswear 745Popular Price Coats 345Chelsea Place Dresses 341Chelsea Place Sportswear 246Chelsea Place Coats  & Suits 344 • Maternity Wear 341 • Mayfair Place Dresses 541Mayfair Place Sportswear  546Mayfair Place Coats & Suits 444The Collectors 711The Colony 744No. 1 Shop 442Coach House 446Town House 343The Wellington Shops 242Attitude Shop 646Signature Shop 678Fur Salon 248Bridal Shop 341Millinery 264Wigs 304 • Lingerie 209Loungewear 209Body Fashions 209Popular Price Lingerie 509 • Uniform Centre 509 • Women’s Shoes 238Slipper Bar 238Shoe Salon 338College Shop Junior Dresses 241College Shop Junior Sportswear 346College Shop Junior Coats 241
Young World Infants’ Wear 210Children’s Wear 210Girls’ Wear 211Children’s Hosiery 201Junior Shoes 239Fourth Gear 640Like Young Shop 611

Third Floor
Auto Accessories 263Hardware 263Pet Supplies 253Toys 271Artists’ Supplies 271Paint and Wallcovering 274Lamps 377Wall Decor 276Gallery of Fine Art 376Vacuum Cleaners 258Glassware 252Crystal 252China 252Silverware 515The Gift Shop 218The Bar Shop 218Candle Shop 208Gift World 270, 619Bridal Registry 618Fashion Fabrics 233Creative Stitchery 224Bed Linens 236Bedding and Blankets 436Bath Boutiques 336Table Linens 356Sewing Machines 570Housewares 254Kitchen Country 254Electricals 277Unfinished Furniture 370Garden Grove 280Eaton’s Flower Shop 380Potting Shed 480Mowers and Snow Blowers 253

Fourth Floor

Gallery of Fine Furniture 770Furniture 270, 470Bedding 271Accent 718 • The Open Hearth Shop 276 • Studio of Interior DesignDraperies 267 Upholstery Fabrics 267Floor Coverings 272Oriental Rugs 373The Mayfair Room




Kitchener
276 King Street W.
1948
Belleville (1949)
10 Downie Street

Brantford (1949)

Brockville (1949)
55 King St. West

Chatham (1949)

Deep River (1949)

Hanover (1949)
332 10th Street

Huntsville (1949)

Lindsay (1949)
31 Kent Street W.

Midland (1949)
207 King Street

Napanee (1949)
5 Dundas Street)

Niagara Falls (1949)

North Bay (1949)

Ottawa (1949)
Bank & Laurier Streets

Pembroke (1949)
192 Pembroke Street W.

Peterborough (1949)

Picton (1949)
247 Main Street

St. Catharines (1949)

Sault Sainte Marie (1949)

Stratford (1949)
10 Downie Street

Sudbury (1949)

Woodstock (1949)
494 Dundas Street



Oshawa
King Street at Stevenson Road
October, 1956

London
Wellington Square
August, 1960
250,000 s.f.
The Mayfair Room

Don Mills Centre
Lawrence and Don Mills Pkwy.
July, 1961

Shopper's World
Danforth Ave. and Victoria Park Rd.
May, 1962

Yorkdale
Highway 401 at Dufferin St.
February, 1964
363,000 s.f.
The Vista Room
The Tray Buffet

Sherway Gardens
Hwy. 27 at Queen Elizabeth Way
February, 1971
226,000 s.f.
The Garden Court

Bramalea Centre
Dixie Rd. and Hwy. 7
October, 1971

Scarborough Town Centre
Hwy. 401 at McCowan Road
May, 1973
Eaton's Court Restaurant









73 comments:

  1. Known as "Canada's Department Store". Everything at Eaton's was great - really a class act. The Eaton's stores were the heart of downtown in cities across Canada for 130 years. I sure do miss them, especially at Christmas!

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  2. If only I could step back in time and go shopping at Eaton's. I think everything we owned came from that store. They had a way of knowing what the customer would like, and so shopping was easy. Everything they sold was tasteful and sophisticated. Sure miss you Eaton's!

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  3. Eaton's an iconic Canadian Institution. Amazing customer service, selection and presence in the community. No Canadian store has ever been comparable. Truly missed.

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  4. Yeah Both Eaton's and Simpson's. Both Canadian Icons. Great stores, remember them when I was young. Both were big stores in Halifax, NS with stores in Dartmouth. I remember the Santas in both stores.

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  5. I am interested in buying any vintage Star Wars items (1977-1985) that have an Eaton's price tag or Eaton's logo on them. If you have any, please contact me at cn333@ncf.ca - thank you!

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  6. I have for sale a table with chairs that came from the Eatons store. The table has the Eaton's stamp on it. You can call me at (902)354-4296 or email me at chy63@eastlink.ca. Thanks, Charlotte.

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  7. Need Your Opinions,Regarging a T.Eaton Co. spring summer 1901 Fall Winter catalogue46,catalogue47/Eaton's spring and summer 1927.They're so very interesting to look back at,how things have changed,over these years. please contact me,as to what should i do with these catalogus.Thank you. Robyn 306-536-2154.robyn

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    1. The 1901 and 1927 catalogues are reproductions, published in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Unfortunately, the 1927 catalogue reproduction was done in black & white (other than the cover), to save money. The original 1927 catalogue was printed with many pages in full colour.

      You could save them and enjoy them, or you could put them up for sale on Ebay. Or, if you have a scanner and a lot of time, you could scan the pages and save the digital images, then sell the catalogues.

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  8. I have a question for anyone out there. In 1985 I visited an Eatons museum in the Yorkdale Mall. An older woman was working there at the time and I gave her a copy of a photo I had of a Eatons delivery cart that she said was used on Center Island. She was shocked that I had it because she claimed no pictures of these carts exsit only drawings. What happened to that museum? I still have the original negative if anyone is interested as a photo of 4 salea girls from Eatons. )One of them is my Grandmother at 17 years old who died in 1988 at the age of 104. contact me Gord at

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  9. This does bring back fond memories,I worked at thr Eaton store as a mail clerk,but my desire was to be on thr floor to meet customers,at 18 I Was sent to the jewerlery repair dept.left,returned in 1974 retired 1993
    It was the best,and I sure miss them.

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  10. I have a 1954 stamped envelope from Eaton's Stamp Corner, Toronto that has never been opened. It say's on the envelope; 1954-Bicentennial Year Commemorative Stamp Honoring the 200th anniversary Columbia University First Day of Issue. It is post marked Jan 4, 1954, 9 am New York, N.Y. It has a 3 cent stamp on it that say's 1754-Columbia University-1954. The contents of the envelope are unknown. Please contact me at jeff.jandjpainting@yahoo.com if anyone has any information regarding this.

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  11. I have an old painting from T.eaton Co.It is an original oil on canvas.The title of the painting on the original tag is "Park Scene"
    Artist-Champeaux
    stock number -22186
    Price $109.50
    If you know of this painting please contact me
    bhanlon@cogeco.ca

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  12. My grandfather worked for Eaton's designing for the Fancy Goods department - needlepoint, cross stitch etc. I am looking for any patterns, table cloths, napkins or other items of this nature which have the Eaton's label.
    Eaton's hosted art contests for its employees and from this my grandfather also sold some of his watercolour paintings, mostly of the Toronto area. I am interested in locating any of his paintings signed C.S. Walker or CSW. heatherjanderson@gmail.com

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  13. I have a book called the Golden Jubilee 1869-1919 from Toronto, Canada copyright 1919... Would like to know what its worth...My Dad was from ther but I now live in Fl. Not alot of info in the states.. Please help.. thanks

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  14. does anyone know if there was archive of some of the recipies of the Queesn st store. They made a mac and chees recipe that I would pay to get.

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  15. bonjour.

    J'ai en ma possession un vieu cataloque D'Eaton sur la rue yonge a toronto de l'année 1901.
    Si vous désirez L'aquérir...veuillez communiquer avec moi s.v.p
    marseillenathalie@hotmail.com

    merci

    bien a vous

    Nathalie

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  16. my dad purchased a picture at a second hand store in winnipeg manitoba on the back it has the T Eaton C, Canada Picture Dept, then what looks like J 1756 can you give me any info on this? contact mdeanne1976@live.ca

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  17. I am in the UK. I have been looking through a box which belonged to my grandmother and found a very old battered catalogue. It is an Eaton's catalogue from the Fall & Winter of 1922-23. I remember my grandmother telling me she spent a few years in Canada around this time so she must have brought it back to the UK with her.

    It is fascinating reading it on a cold and snowy afternoon.

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  18. In reference to my T.Eaton Co. Oil Painting by Champeaux
    I have an old painting from T.eaton Co.It is an original oil on canvas.The title of the painting on the original tag is "Park Scene"
    Artist-Champeaux
    stock number -22186
    Price $109.50
    If you know of this painting please contact me
    bhanlon@cogeco.ca

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  19. i have a painting from 1864 of lady ,code 59834/2,plate two,mademorselle romaine lacaux(1864)any info b help,shaneboutilier@yahoo.com

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  20. I found a roll of LIGHT BROWN strip ( looks like cotton) ribbon with
    Yellow embroidery on it :
    EATON'S OF CANADA repeated all along it. I have a pic of it.
    Wondering what it was used for. I have quite a bit of it and wonder if it's worth anything.

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  21. I have a roll of light brown colored strap like material .
    It has yellow embroidery on it that says; EATON'S OF CANADA
    This is all along the entire roll.
    Wondering what it was used for and if it is worth anything.
    Would love to hear anything you can provide me with .
    maman02@hotmail.com

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  22. I remember going to the restaurant with my Mother. The modals would walk around dressed in Stylish Dress', Hat's, Gloves it was so elegant.
    I'm now 82 , I'll never forget the delight of it.

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  23. I remember going to Eatons (Queen Street Store) with my older sister & my mom at Christmas. We went downtown to see Santa and then went for a ride on the train that went all around Toy Land, at the end of the ride we got a Pumpkin Head Book and a present (usually a book, game or puzzle). My mother used to say that T. Eaton Company had the biggest selection of dolls in Toronto (my sister and I always got a doll for Christmas),I still have some of them. It was always fun to go to the Annax and have soft chocolate ice cream or an ice cream sandwich and watch the ladies making the waffles. It was such fun to go shopping and hide from my mom in amongst the clothes. That was not fun for her trying to find two kids in amongest the clothes. I used to take my little boys down so they could enjoy the store like I did as a child. Such fun never forgotten.....June Sagness

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  24. I remember going to Eaton's at Christmas in the 1950's, to look in all the windows and see the Christmas displays, they were awesome, it was part of our Christmas, I'll never forget this part of my life.

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  25. I found this web site while looking for something and have to say very excited to share my memories.
    My mom had only one credit card all her life and it was to Eaton's, which she would use every summer to buy her 4 children all their new school clothes every year for years. We Lived in Quebec and always went to the downtown Montreal Store. I loved the elevators and the attendants who would announce both in English and French which floor we were stopping at. I remember getting many wonderful things there but my first personal purchase was a Rubix Cube that I bought in the huge toy section.
    In the store was a plaque with the names of the WWII family members of employees who were killed in action and I can't tell you how awed I was when I found my great uncles name there.
    I was able to bring my son there once before it closed ( I now live on Cape Cod in MA). I don't know where that plaque now resides but I do hope it is treated as the treasure it is. There are many more treasured memories about going to Eaton's throughout my life. They are that much more special as I age.
    I hope anyone else who has had the chance to share there thoughts takes a minute to do so.

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  26. Hello, Lori!
    I appreciate your comments. May I use them in my book? Please email me at bakgraphics@comcast.net
    You are right - special memories of a special store, repeated all over Canada!
    Bruce

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  27. Eaton's an iconic Canadian Institution.Eaton's structure is nice.

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  28. Hi there, my parents have stored in their basement a children's rocker branded Pumpkin Head which I believe came from Eaton's. Does anybody know if this is worth anything before my parent's get rid of it?

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  29. I used to work for Eaton's in the 80's. What a great company to work for! As a little girl, my dream job was to be an elevator lady in the old Eaton's store. I never got to be "the elevator lady", but the first morning that I was assigned to open the store, I arrived early enough to ride the elevator and live the dream! Great memories! We always got Christmas cards from the Eaton family with the Christmas portrait. I have to go look for those cards, I may still have them!

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  30. I have two T Eaton Co Limited catologue reproduction prints.They were sold for a limited time at Eatons. My aunt bought them because she was trying to save money in her pursuit of a high quality picture frame for some pictures she had taken. The story goes that she obtained quotes for a nice frame which was several hundred dollars. Then, at Eaton's she saw the prints in a very nice frame, and she thought she'd by them for the frame as the cost was a fair bit cheaper than the custom made frame prices she was quoted. I say this because I'm guessing she probably paid about $150.00 - $250.00 at the time, but, I do not know. Anyways she gifted two of them to my mother who left them to me. They are both limited edition prints, of which only 2000 were made. Both are in the first 50 prints. Does anyone have any idea of their value. Feel free to email me at rcormier1@bell.net if you have any information about these, or are interested in buying them. I've searched online and I can't find any others.

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  31. I wonder how many children were born because their parents met while working at Eaton's.

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  32. A lot!!! Probably a large proportion of the Canadian population at one time because after the government and the railways, it was Canada's biggest employer!

    Bruce

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  33. I am looking for an article about two Davy twin sisters that worked together in Eaton's Toronto Store for 60 years before retiring. Can you help? I remember seeing it and had it saved at one time but so many computers and locations around the world for me later... contact is denysedavis@hotmail.com. Shane Davis (Mother was their cousin)

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  34. Shane, both the Toronto Globe & Mail and the Star have archives to which you can subscribe for a short period and search old newspapers. You can download the page then, in PDF format. That's what I'd do.

    Bruce

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  35. My friend used to work at Eaton in Canada. He used to tell me great experiences he had with the customers and with the fellow staffs. That made me realized how happy these people are who are associated with fashion industries in any way.

    Regards,
    Eton

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  36. I have a couple pairs of very old spectacles that are beautiful, they are gold framed, in original case and has the little cloth to clean them with, the cloth has some writing and T.Eatons Toronto. Says bring the glasses in around any time if they need Adjustment its free, also in bottom left corner it has. No.102. Says fits U Lens Cleaner. These glasses all belonged to my great great grandparents but I'm trying to find an approximate date. Thanks. Jessica, Woodstock Ontario.

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  37. I also have a small leather case with the name on it, it appears to be some sort of medical tools, I've looked everywhere but can't figure them out. The set is complete and was also a great great relatives. There appears to be a name inscribed but I can't figure out the lettering as its old calligraphy. Did they sell medical tools? Thanks. Jessica

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  38. my parents had a renter called Mr. Peters in the late 1960's in Toronto. He worked in the shoe department of queen street store for many years. he wore glasses..tall man. very nice man. I wonder what became of him.

    Also, i loved the blue tube department. I also recall later that the pharmacy was in the basement.i love the wooden escalators .

    i wish i could see those escalators again. I love the small one at the Eatons college store near the south entrance. It is no longer in view and blocked of..I wonder if I asked, that someone could open the door and let me see it...it is suppose to be there still.

    oh, well. i love the whole Eatons downtown warehouse, budget store and main store. i loved the eatons college store too. what a shame it is a winners now.

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  39. You will love my upcoming book - there is a picture of the escalator at Eaton's - College Street in it. It is scheduled to be published on October 21, 2014. It is an enormous effort - the book will run to almost 500 pages, with 200 illustrations.
    -Bruce

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  40. I have a seamstress reverse sewing machine bought from eatons in 1933. Very good condition and all original instruction manual and documents. Looking to sell it, but don't know where to start, LOL. If someone could point me in right direction, that would be great. mom4ever36@Gmail.com

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  41. I am looking for James Ward who worked in Eaton's Winnipeg Store for 40 years between 1913 - 1953. Can you help? I would like to find out which department he worked in? Also if his brother Thomas Ward worked there? They both emigrated to Canada from the UK in the early 1900s. Contact me on tracy18c@hotmail.co.uk Thanks.

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  42. Still cherish the Eatons Beauty Doll my Grandmother gave me for Christmas one year. Lovely face

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  43. I have a pin cushion put out by T. Eaton Co Limited advertising their catalogue Toronto and Winnipeg with a Union Jack on flip side. (1907 to 1919 maybe) in navy and red colours. Does anybody know anything about this treasure? Is this the only one left in the world? Found it in the bottom of a sewing basket at an auction.

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  44. The first credit card I applied for was the Eaton's card. Worked downtown Toronto in the 70's. Loved the Eaton's store both locations. Remember the Christmas Windows! Loved it, Loved shopping there. Really like this site. Thank you.

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  45. I worked at Eaton's timothy's in Victoria, BC at the Tillicum store for a number of years, I was 15 when I started working there, I worked there till the store closed great memories, still have friends that I met from working at the store, those were probably some of the best years of my life great employer, too bad it had to come to an end like all good things.
    T.W

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  46. Elixabeth Rempel14 May, 2015 11:41

    When did the Eaton's Store close in Brandon, Manitoba?

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  47. Elizabeth Rempel14 May, 2015 11:44

    When did the Eaton's Store in Brandon Close?

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  48. Elizabeth Rempel14 May, 2015 11:46

    I shopped in the Brandon Store a lot.
    When did it close?

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  49. Jim Matthews27 May, 2015 14:46

    I started working for Eaton's in 1966 at the age of 17 as an entry clerk in the furniture delivery department from 11pm to 7am at the St.Laurent whse.When l left in Oct. 1997 ,l was a delivery driver on the West Island. I enjoyed working for Eaton's.They were good to us.



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  50. My grandfather worked at Eaton's Toronto for his entire working years. Is there an Eaton's museum? If so, where is it.

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  51. There isn't a museum, but there should be! Many Canadian museums might have Eaton exhibits. I lectured in the Muskoka Lakes this summer, and both the Steamboat Museum and the Muskoka Lakes Museum had nice exhibits on Eaton's. The Archives of Ontario has their corporate records. Alas, it's all in storage and one day, maybe a large commemorative exhibit could bring the store back to life, if only in our hearts & memories.

    -Bruce

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  52. My dad Jim O'Neill worked at Eaton's in downtown Edmonton as a Salesman in Major Appliances, other then a paper route as a kid Eaton's was his only employer. He worked on commission bases and had many loyal and repeat customers who even had later generations of their families ask for him when buying appliances because of good service they received. He worked there from 1941-1980. He served his country during the war and returned to Eaton's and worked there until the day he passed. His employment at Eaton's helped him and his wife Norma (who worked part time at Woodward's) raise six kids. I have many fond memories as a kid attending Eaton's family Christmas parties and attending family Christmas shopping day where the store was open just for employee families to shop. I also recall sometimes watching the wall of television sets while waiting for him to get off work so I could ride home with him if I was downtown for dentist appointment or something of the sort. I now collect many things Eaton's related. I would also be very interested in reading your book once it is published. It nice to know so many other people feel the same way about Eaton's and to read their comments.

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  53. Thanks, Sean! Your parents were special people, I believe. It is interesting to know of your family history and how Eaton's fits in. The book is available (try Indigo) and I have been getting good reviews and nice comments from many people! Thanks for your story.
    -Bruce

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  54. Both my father & grandfather worked for over 25 years at Eaton's Montréal, each received a gold ring & watch when they became members of the IV Century Club. Grandpop spent his entire working life with the company and Dad left to go on to another career. In the 40s Montréal Eaton's employees spent vacations at Colford Lodge/Farm and I seem to recall (I was a very young child) that these vacations were either fully or partially funded by the firm. Do you know where I might find information?

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  55. I would check the Archives of Ontario - The T. Eaton company records are stored there.
    -Bruce

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  56. Thank you for this - I will try the Archives - much appreciated

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  57. I have just purchased an old needle point picture made for the T Eaton co looks like black slaves picking cotton anywhere I can get some information on this

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  58. I have two numbered (framed) prints of Punkinhead bought at Eatons and a Punkinhead Stuffed Bear (wearing a Christmas Sweater) probably bought in the 70's. Any idea where I can find out their worth?

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  59. I am researching Eaton's during the First World War. Eaton's paid the wages of any employee who signed up to serve in Europe - full wage for married men and half wage for single men. I am looking to contact anyone who is related to or knows any relatives of any of the soldiers who enlisted in Toronto during that war. These stories will be part of an exhibit I am creating at Mackenzie House Museum in 2017. Oh and my dad work for Eaton's for over 40 years. I can be found at bbeaton@toronto.ca

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  60. I have a wooden pendulum wall clock that has been in the family for over 50 years. The story behind it is that this clock was used by the Eaton office staff in Toronto for their start and end times. If anyone knows of any pictures of the Eaton office(with a wooden wall clock), I would be very interested in seeing them to see if this was the actual clock

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  61. Hi, I am downsizing and need to find new homes for some Eaton memorabilias. Please let me know if you have an ideas of what I should do with them. I have
    1. a round tray painted red in the center. It has a wooden rocking horse with a Christmas wreath around its neck, in the center of the tray.
    2. A CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT, VERY PRETTY STITCHING, OF A LOG CABIN celebrating CHRISTMAS WITH a label EATON'94 attached. It is contained in its original box which has a cellophane window and Eaton 94 printed the cover.

    3. an Eatons credit card

    Thank, Rose

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  62. Hello Rose! I have a collector that is interested, and would like to see a photo. Can you please email me at bakgraphics@comcast.net, and I will put you in touch with him.
    -Bruce

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  63. When the Montreal store was expanded in 1960, it was said to be the largest store in the company at 1,052,000 square feet. Does your figure of 1,613,000 square feet also include the annex?

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    1. Yes, it includes the annex. I would have to check into my records to see if I have a number for the main store alone.

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  65. By any chance would you happen to know the size of the entire Toronto complex prior to the Eaton Centre's construction (main store, annex, mail order and factories)?

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  66. Sadly, I don't but I think it is buried in my records. I can try to find it. It is my opinion that if the complex had been preserved and re-used it would be the finest example of industrial heritage in North America. What replaced it is faceless and alreadylooks, to me, dated.

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  67. Well if you ever feel like searching through your records and find out those statistics please post them! I've been trying to compile a list of Canada's largest department stores (out of my own curiosity) but finding anything about the Toronto store is a challenge, simply because results are flooded about the current Eaton Centre.
    I agree with you in that the current store already looks dated. I believe nowadays we have more insight and foresight when it comes to heritage preservation, at least compared to the 60's and 70's when most North American cities were trying to "modernize". Winnipeg almost lost its Exchange District in that decade, there were plans to build freeways through it and several high rise buildings.

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  68. I have a EATON'S Gift Certificate - $5.00
    Is there any cash value to it?

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  69. Hello, I am writing from memory a story for our Historical Foundation's newsletter about the T. Eton's trucks that, during WWII would bring men out of work in the city to the farm areas, drop them off in the morning and pick them up at about 7 p.m. at night. Do you have any archives telling this story. I don't want to get the story wrong. Thanks, Ann Price

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  70. I am writing from memory a story for our Historical Foundation's newsletter about the T. Eaton's trucks who, in WWII, brought unemployed men from city to a countryside drop off to work on the farm for the day. Do you have any archives with information about this event?

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  71. I had not heard that . . . but it does not surprise me that Eaton's would do that. You may want to check with the Archives of Ontario - T. Eaton Fonds to see if they have anything. The collection is well-described on line. Also, the searchable archives of the Star and the Globe and Mail might be of help, too.
    Good luck!

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