Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | December 31, 2016

Historic Cornwall – North of Fairview/Laflecheville

The region North of Fairview and Laflecheville on Part of Lot 12 was located in the former Cornwall Township and became a Cornwall neighbourhood on January 1, 1957 when the City annexed much of the Township.

N of Fairview Laflecheville_1960s_Lab

It  was bounded on the north by Ninth Street West. on the east by the Town limits (Cumberland Street), on the south by Fifth Street West and on west by what became Brookdale Avenue.

aerial_West_2010-72.172_n of Fairview

The above view is looking west towards the former Brookdale Mall, which opened in 1968.


In this region is Cornwall’s first multi-faith cemetery, Woodlawn.

It also included various businesses in the area of Seventh Street West between Cumberland Street and Brookdale Avenue.

aerial_Brookdale_1968 ca_2010-22.24_7th St WSouth side 400 block of 7th Street West ca. 1968.


At one time Gamble-Robinson Ltd operated at 698 Cumberland Street, southwest corner of 7th. This is their premises in 1960. The building would later be home to Westburne Hussey Electric and nowadays Tackaberry Heating and Refrigeration Supplies.

N of Fairview_lab

Other historic businesses in this district included St. Lawrence Rendering Co Ltd (410 7th St W.)  and Roy’s Pool Supply outlet.

On November 21, 1929, Frances Bertha Colquhoun deeded Part 4-5, 7-8, 10 and 12-13 of the property to Fibre Conduits (Canada) Ltd. This is the area of the current Walmart store.
Fiber Conduits_98-4.78A Cr_web

On August 2, 1940 Fibre Conduits (Canada) Ltd deeded it to the Dominion Tar & Chemical Co. Ltd for the operation of their Fibre Conduit Division.
Domtar Constr Matls_1950_web
In 1950 we also see the Domtar Construction Materials name in use at this property. Throughout the 1950s Dominion Tar & Chemical acquired other adjacent parcels of land.


Then came No-Co-Rode (1964) Limited sewer pipe factory. The company dissolved in 1978. Numerous companies subsequently occupied parts of the property. The adjacent Holiday Inn (later Ramada) had not been constructed when these photos were taken, nor had the Ninth Street extension been created.

Along the northern edge of the Domtar/NoCoRode property Don McIntosh operated a trucking company, which evolved into Amazing Waste Disposal. Later Tomlinson Environmental purchased Amazing Waste and re-located to Boundary Road. Thank you to Steve Reynolds for sharing these three historic photos.

1951_max-rabinOther historic businesses on this site included Max Rabin’s butcher shop which became B&M Quality Meat Markets, followed by a series of restaurants: Mangiano’s, Mangi’s Mediterranean Ristorante, etc.

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