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From the Archives: When Crown Was King

Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre

A recent donation to the Ontario Jewish Archives by Max Hartstone’s daughter, Nancy Freeman, includes a collection of photographs documenting the Kensington Market business that Hartstone first opened with partner Benny Richmond at 319 Augusta Ave., Toronto, and its grand re-opening in 1952. Pictured here are business partners Max Hartstone (left), Benny Richmond (right) with Ruth Carrier, Miss Toronto 1951, at the grand re-opening of Crown Bread Company, 311 Augusta St., Toronto, 1952.