Canadian Signs (page 2)

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Dutchman's Gold
Carlisle, ON
Chop Suey House
King St.
Hamilton, ON
Chop Suey House
Concession St. [gone]
Hamilton, ON
Bowlero Lanes
Hamilton, ON
Capri Pizza
Hamilton, ON
Dutchman's Gold has been selling honey and maple products since 1981. The store's sign includes a giant bee hive. [map]

The Pagoda Chop Suey House on King St. has been downtown since the 1940s. [map]

I assume sign at the Pagoda Chop Suey House on Concession St. was built later. The sign was still there in 2014 but gone by 2015. Both locations are still in operation. For more, see this website.

The Bowlero Lanes and the Capri Pizza signs appear to be from the from the 1950s and 1960s, respectively. [Bowlero map]; [Capri map]

More Hamilton Signs:
City Motor Hotel
Delta Florist [gone]

MacIntosh Dry Cleaners
Kitchener, ON
MacIntosh Dry Cleaners has been here since 1934. The storefront's vitrolite tiles are an example of storefront as sign. There were also probably neon signs where the plastic ones are now. The store closed in 2015 and was still vacant in 2017. [map]

More Kitchener Signs:
Embassy Motel

Cadillac Motel [gone]
Niagara Falls, ON
The Cadillac Motel sign also appears to be from the 1950s. These photos are from 2007. In 2015, the sign was repainted and the neon removed. Before the neon could be replaced, the motel closed. In 2016, a new sign was installed. For more, see this website. [map]

Capri Restaurant & Tavern [gone]
Niagara Falls, ON
Ottawa, ON
The Capri Restaurant & Tavern opened in 1955. These photos are from 2007. In 2010, the restaurant closed and the signs were removed. For more, see this website.

The Chateau Lafayette opened in 1849. This sign is from the mid-1930s. This photo is from 2009. By 2011, the sign had been repainted. For more, see and this website. [map]

Eastside Confectionery
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Ambassador Motel
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Ernie's Coffee Shop
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
The Eastside Confectionery has been here since at least 1970. I have not seen an Orange Crush sign like this in the U.S. There was another one in Vancouver, BC. [map]

The Ambassador Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Ernie's Coffee Shop opened in 1950. This sign appears to have been dramatically refurbished in recent years. The shape appears to be original but the lettering and paint are modern. The neon is protected behind plastic. It is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

More Sault Ste. Marie Signs:
Blue Flame Gas Service [gone]

Paul's Jewellery [gone]
Toronto, ON
Honest Ed's [gone]
Toronto, ON
The Paul's Jewellery sign was probably from the 1960s. This photo is from 2007. By 2011, the sign was gone.

Honest Ed's opened this block-long bargain store in 1948. The sign is composed of 23,000 light bulbs. The interior signs were all hand-painted. Honest Ed's closed in 2016. The painted signs were sold. In 2017, one of the 60 foot wide signs was removed. It will be refurbished and installed at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

El Mocambo Tavern
Toronto, ON
Canary Restaurant [gone]
Toronto, ON
The El Mocambo Tavern began offering live entertainment when it opened in 1946. This sign is from then. This photo is from 2007. The sign was supposedly being restored in 2016. I've heard that it might be installed inside, in two pieces. In 2018, a replica sign was installed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Canary Restaurant moved here in 1965 from another spot in town. I assume the sign was moved with them as it appears to be 1940s or 1950s. The restaurant closed in 2007. By 2009, the sign had been removed. It went to a salvage store and is now in a private collection. The bird is missing and might be reproduced. In 2019, the sign was displayed at a temporary exhibit at the Neon Museum Toronto. For more, see this website.

Garden Gate
Toronto, ON
O'Connor Bowl [gone]
Toronto, ON
The Garden Gate Restaurant has been serving Chinese food since 1952. For more, see this website. [map]

The O'Connor Bowl opened in 1951. It closed in 2015 and building was demolished. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More Toronto Signs:
International Chop Suey [gone]
Maple Leaf Motel
Sam the Record Man: 1, 2, 3
Senator Restaurant
Tip Top Tailors

Yorktown Square
Shopping Centre
Windsor, ON
Lazare's Furs
Windsor, ON
Motel [gone]
Windsor, ON
The Yorktown Square Shopping Centre sign was built in 1954. Just after this photo was taken in 2011, the sign was restored. For more, see this website. [map]

Lazare's Furs opened here around 1928. This sign is probably from then. Although Lazare's Furs moved from this downtown location in 2011, the company still has vaults and a cleaning plant here. This sign also remains in place. For more, see this website. [map]

The Huron Motel sign may have been all neon originally. The sign was still there in 2015 but gone by 2017. It was replaced with a plastic box sign.

More Windsor Signs:
Canadian Club [gone]

More Ontario Signs:
Morrison's Restaurant (Kingston)
Sea-Hi Restaurant (North York)
Chipican Restaurant (Sarnia) [gone]
Princess Theatre (Sault Ste. Marie)
Airport Hotel (South Porcupine)
Deluxe Hamburgers (Sudbury)
Welcome sign: 1, 2 (White River)

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