Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | September 23, 2019

Remembering Parisien Beverages

722 Pitt_Parisien Beverages_1957_webNiagara Dry, John Collins, Orange Crush, Nesbitt’s Orange, Pure Spring, Canada Dry, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi-Cola at one time or another were bottled here in Cornwall by Parisien Beverages. The above photo is from the Marcel Quenneville collection; on the right is Otto Mayer (age 29 when the photo was taken in 1957).

722 Pitt_Parisien Beverages_1951 DirParisien Beverages launched in 1935 and operated at 722 Pitt Street until 1962.

In 1962 they relocated to 215 Saunders Drive in Cornwall’s former industrial sub-division.

722 Pitt_Parisien Beverages_Soda case_Ray CaronRay Caron shared this Parisien crate from the late 1960s.

They operated at Saunders Dr. until 1982 when Pepsi purchased the bottling operation and moved it to Ottawa.

Sales and warehousing remained in Cornwall until June of 1993 when Pepsi closed the Cornwall operation entirely. Pepsi had purchased the Parisien distribution operation the year prior.

722 Pitt_Parisien Beverages_1929-2000_sky pilotThe Pepsi Sky-Writer plane with its Sky-Pilot was in operation from 1929 until 2000.

Here in 2019, the original 722 Pitt Street building is a good example of an older commercial building which has been nicely updated and now houses a variety of businesses.

And this is a recent view of 215 Saunders Drive.

 

 

 

 


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