Christie, Brown and Company, Limited
Duke Street, south side, between George and Frederick
Streets. Looking south, west. 1902
Famous for decades for its many biscuits, cookies etc.
it was once Canada's largest biscuit factory. Products such as Arrowroot
biscuits which made for happy babies; Oreo cookies, Chips Ahoy, Ritz
crackers and Dad's cookies were all consumer favourites. An advertising
theme was "Mr. Christie, you make good cookies."
First located in downtown Toronto in 1874 on Duke Street
(Now, Adelaide Street East), a new plant was opened at
TTC Long Branch route car eastbound on Lake Shore
Blvd. West. 1966
The business was acquired in 1928 by Nabisco an equally well known Canadian company including it famous Shredded Wheat breakfast food. An all natural food product long before "natural" became fashionable.
In later years Kraft Foods acquired Christie's, and
in 2012 created Mondelez Canada to take over this line of products.
Mondelez Canada promptly proclaimed the plant's "
no longer viable" and closed it November 28, 2013.
The property as of February 2018 is waiting approval of a massive residential development of high rises.
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