Here's another confectioner who remained in business for several generations.
Watson's were the original occupants of this building when it was
built midway through the first decade of the twentieth century, and they
remained at this location until the 1970's. They outlasted dozens of other businesses
that set up shop in this block of office/factory space, including the National Kream Company,
Columbia Graphophone, the Perfection Coal Company, the S O S Manufacturing Company
of Canada, Aristocrat Leather Goods, the Flexo Manufacturing Company, and
(my favourite) Mel's Bag Supply. ("My name's Mel, and this job is in the bag!")
The upper wall of 363 Sorauren has two separate "Robert Watson Co." signs on it; after that,
they said to heck with it and just put a manufactured sign on the lower wall.
The Cannon Canadian sign on the wall of 361 Sorauren dates to the
1920's. The British Canadian Brushes sign underneath it looks newer, but I
haven't been able to find any reference to a firm by that name. It must have
been a brand produced by one of the zillions of firms that the Watsons outlasted.