George Weston
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"George Weston", Canadian businessman and founder of George Weston Limited, became Toronto’s biggest baker with Canada’s largest bread factory. Weston began his career at the age of twelve as a baker's apprentice and went on to become a bread route salesman. By the turn of the century, he was known throughout the city for his "Weston’s Home-Made Bread" and years later for "Weston’s Biscuits." In addition to being a successful local businessman, he was also a prominent Methodist, as well as a municipal politician who served four years as alderman on Toronto City Council.

Image:George weston 1899.jpg/thumb/George Weston, Model Bakery, Toronto, from the Mercantile and Financial Times, summer 1899

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