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General Stores of Canada

NYHS October 2018 Meeting

October 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
North York Central Library, Program Room 101 on the main level of the library
5120 Yonge St.
North York ON M2N 59N

General Stores of Canada: Merchants and Memories

R. B. (Rae) Fleming, author

Filled to the brim with groceries and clothing, these stores had so much more to offer. They were the centre of the community, where people told stories, shared news and advice – even borrowed money. In the book, Rae Fleming explores our relationship with the general store – once an institution at the heart of every Canadian town. The book explores the eclectic architecture of general stores and it ponders their history from the barter of butter and eggs to the occasional murder.