Before there was Baker Bob’s There was The Almonte Bakery


bakeries… have to love them


Please note–Trying hard here to piece things together– but if their are any errors, omissions or additions, please tell me.

Please see *Jaan Kolk’s comments at the end.

The Aitkenhead Scotch Bakery in Ottawa was owned by Scottish immigrant George Aitkenhead in the late 1800’s- early 1900’s. It was situated on McLaren Street until the great fire of Ottawa/ Hull and then moved to Bank Street. After he moved to his new spot business was not great, so he moved out west. His son Robert moved to Carleton Place to 20 Frank Street and Robert Jr.later moved to Almonte.

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The North Lanark Regional Museum has absolutely nothing on The Almonte Bakery and is excited to get these for their archives. I could not find a mention anywhere until Lanark County Genealogical Society president Jayne Munro-Ouimet sent me a message today.

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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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