Canadian Tire Then Then and Then

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Canadian Tire Then Then and Then

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The beginnings of Canadian Tire in Canada. Who were the McGregors of Carleton Place that ran our local branch?

 

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Photo- Thelma Dowdall

 

Julie Sadler The original Canadian Tire store was at 77 Bridge Street. The Floral Boutique and Surrounding Memories are now both operating from that location.

 

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Remember these prices? December 1968 when Canadian Tire was on Bridge Street-Thanks to Lorraine Nephin- Bruce Sadler’s vintage Canadian newspapers-

Bill Brown At those prices – I had to work 2 or 3 hours to buy on a them there shovels to make money on snow days!!! Shovel over the shoulder – skidoo boots – my long tailed hat and away I went!!

Joann Voyce How many remember the Canadian Tire on Bridge St. where the service department was at the rear through a narrow archway off of Bridge Street?

Linda Nilson-Rogers MacIntyre’s owned it then and lived on top of the store

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March 1966 Elmer McIntyre retires from Canadian Tire–
Thanks to Lorraine Nephin- Bruce Sadler’s vintage Canadian newspapers-

Nancy Hudson Mr. McIntyre was a fine gentleman. My parents shopped at CTC on Bridge St. quite often. The little store was well stocked and there was a garage in the back.

Doug B. McCarten Got a new CCM from there but the purchase I remember most was going in with my Dad, as a young lad, to purchase my first jock strap!! A very traumatic purchase having to choose sizes and all….I thought everyone in the store knew all about me hahahaha! I think I was 7 or 8 at the time! BAHAHAHA

 

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Is that part of Tannery Creek on the right hand side? This is the barn where Canadian Tire was on Beckwith/ Lake Ave East

 

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Lynne Johnson This store was HUGE for its day. Many local kids worked there. The Rasi family came from Sudbury and Mr. Rasi ran the store for a year when it opened.

Ted Hurdis It was a great store. Lynn is right it was quite an attraction. The garage was super busy Doug Coady , Chris Villenive, Orville Cooke, all worked the garage.

Cody Smithson My mom was ran parts counter for a few years

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston When the one on Beckwith and Lake opened we thought it was the greatest things since sliced bread!

Dawn Jones I worked there from 1981-1990.

Ray Paquette In my childhood, this space was a sawdust yard and lumber storage area for the Nichols Planing Mill across Lake Avenue. As boys I remember building tunnels in the saw dust shavings and covering them with planks from the nearby lumber stacks. A creek which we knew as Goldstein’s Creek, flowed though the north part of the lot between this space and McDougall’s.

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Photo of Mr. Blackburn in a Carleton Place parade in one of his bathroom appliance vehicles.. Notice the Canadian Tire store on Lake Ave East and Beckwith where Market Square is. One of the most requested photos of Carleton Place. Thanks to Karen Blackburn Chenier-

 

Tim Bell I remember there being a list of people right by the cash that the store was not to accept a cheque from as they had bad credit. Anybody who went thru the cash could see this list.

Dawn Jones True story. Anybody who wrote NSF cheques and didn’t come back to pay was displayed on a list right at the cash.It was hit and miss. A lot of people with the same names. One time a woman asked me why her husbands name was on the list. Turns out it was her grandson writing the bad cheques. It always made me uncomfortable to have to check that list.

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– I used to love the Canadian Tire on Beckwith Street. Not only was it a block away from my home but there was great customer service. Things cannot return to what they used to be– but those were the days. 1978. For those that do not know Canadian Tire used to be where the Farmers Market is and you could never seem to get a parking spot.

Tammy Lloyd- Illingworth My first job was there, back in 1984. Thanks to Brian Hope, I worked in Shipping and Receiving!

 

 

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Llew Lloyd–Photo
 

 Pictured —Gail Williams , Pat Lloyd and Kay Ford in our back yard at 81 Bell St. Hydro apartment building in the background was home to the Deschamps , Fergusons , and Tombs . Canadian Tire storage Barn beyond that was the one set ablaze as a diversion for the CIBC bank robbery .

 

Please note this bank robbery was in 1983.. and the only bank robbery up until this time.

 

NOW on Highway 7 at McNeely

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

Dog Day Afternoon — The Only Bank Robbery EVER in Carleton Place

Before the Canadian Tire Gas Bar There Was..

Feeling Groovy by the Lake Ave East Bridge

What Would You Do With a $1000 of Canadian Tire Money?

Remembering Sand in the Trunk and Radial Tires

photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum at the Caldwell Jaimeson Dunlop Reunion.–
More memories of Margaret McNeely-Margaret McNeely Hubby says that Elmer MacIntyre ran a barbershop in Almonte and sold Canadian Tire products out of his shop and then moved to Carleton Place and opened his first Canadian Tire Store next to the old Post office. He still has his set of sockets that he bought there when he was about 16.
Ray Paquette In my childhood, this space was a sawdust yard and lumber storage area for the Nichols Planing Mill across Lake Avenue. As boys I remember building tunnels in the saw dust shavings and covering them with planks from the nearby lumber stacks. A creek which we knew as Goldstein’s Creek, flowed though the north part of the lot between this space and McDougall’s.

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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