Where Was Walker Stores in Carleton Place?


Jennifer from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum and I are trying to place where Walker Stores was on Bridge Street in Carleton Place. Any ideas? Circa 50s. We found it.



Update- Thanks to the readers of the Tales of Carleton Place Walker Stores was located where Cook’s was, now The Dress Shop. Wally and Mary Cook also managed the store.




By the way, you can still buy some of those Gordon Mackay swimsuits once sold at Walker Stores in Carleton Place.

Vintage 40’s Gordon Mackay Black Rhinestone Soutache Trim Swimsuit B38-40
Price: $154.99
Availability: in stock

Gorgeous black stretch faille swimsuit has a white braid soutache trim which is accented with small white flowers with a prong set rhinestone in the center of each one. Twist bust with adjustable back buttons on the shoulder straps. There is an elasticized modesty panel on the front with elasticized leg openings. Center back metal zipper. Swimsuit is lined on the front tummy and bust with a plastic panty liner at the gusset. Bathing suit is in excellent condition.

Gordon MacKay was based in Toronto



Thanks to Christoper Trotman and family- from their Grandparents that once lived at 244 William st.

December 1933 Careton Place Gazette

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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