This photo was posted by Mike Morden in Muskoka History and Genealogy.
The photo is of Matinoba Street In Bracebridge and he indicates it was likely taken in 1952.
The Town of Bracebridge indicates that between 1958 and 1970 several manufacturers selected Bracebridge as a place to produce goods. These companies included Corning Glass, Alcan Wire and Cable, Alcan Foil and Canadian Motorlamps. It is reported that these companies were offered tax-free incentives through the Federal Government.
In the mid-80’s Alcan Foil closed its plant on Keith Road and in 2010 the building is now the home of the Bracebridge division of Fanotech. Alcan Wire and Cable closed their plant in 2002 and the building now houses a number of businesses including Gravenhurst Plastics, the Habitat for Humanity Re-store, and most recently Muskoka Brewery.
The Dura Automotive business that operated in the original Canadian Motorlamps building ceased operations in 2007. The building is now the home of Premiere Office and Storage Solutions with a number of small professional firms occupying office space.
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