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Geco fuse-maker Lotte Walsh and fireman David Leslie; The biggest industrial fire department in Canada, and one of the biggest of any kind in the province, has never had a fire it couldn't put out with a bucket of sand. Open in full size

Geco fuse-maker Lotte Walsh and fireman David Leslie; The biggest industrial fire department in Canada, and one of the biggest of any kind in the province, has never had a fire it couldn't put out with a bucket of sand.

Picture, 1944, English

Geco fuse-maker Lotte Walsh and fireman David Leslie; The biggest industrial fire department in Canada, and one of the biggest of any kind in the province, has never had a fire it couldn't put out with a bucket of sand.

Picture, 1944, English

Notes

Published in Toronto Daily Star, 4 July 1944, page 15, with article "Geco, Ajax need girls to put kick in shells".
The 364 acre Geco complex extended South from Eglinton Avenue East to present-day Hymus Road, between Warden Avenue and Birchmount Road, and consisted of 172 buildings. (43.724781, -79.282701)

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

War 1939 Munitions - Manufacture - Canada - Ontario

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0018954f