Sunday, November 20, 2011

West Lodge/Then and Now

Looking north up West Lodge in the summer of 1946 towards the Gutta Percha Rubber Factory.
2010 and the factory/warehouses are long gone.
Another view of the Gutta Percha factory.
An online version of their catalogue from 1905 can be viewed here.
The building at the bottom of the page was the head office located at 47 yonge Street and it would appear that although altered the building remains.
47 Yonge in 2010.


  1. There was a rubber factory on West Lodge called Gutta Percha Rubber. Someone who lived in my house in the 50s worked there.

  2. Usually, it's the other way around, but today's view looks better than the past.

  3. Thanks for that bit about Gutta Percha.My Grandfather worked there in the early 1930's.