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Stovel Block/Kay Building

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Stovel Printing was the creation of three brothers, John, Augustus B. and Chester D. Stovel, who had previously produced a newspaper in their hometown of Mount Forest, Ontario. It rapidly became one of the city’s leading printers and one of the first printers in the country to purchase a job Linotype.

The company had moved from the Spencer Block on Portage Avenue to a three-storey location on McDermot and Arthur Street. In 1900, a two storey addition and an extension to King Street were added.





Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1893-1894 Municipal, 1998, grade II Heavily detailed with rounded entrance, corbelled brick cornice with finials, wood post and beam construction. 4 storeys/33,425 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Publishing Retail/Offices 245 McDermot Avenue Hugh McCowen





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