Redpath Sugar Refinery, Toronto

Redpath Sugar Refinery, Toronto

With all its sights and sounds Toronto surely is one of the most entertaining places to be. Along with fun and frolic, the city has many museums and centers that help viewers understand, learn and appreciate the smaller things in life, whether it be the shoe factory, the textile gallery or in this case, a sugar refinery.

At the foot of Jarvis Street and Queen’s Quay, tucked in downtown Toronto is the oldest sugar company of Canada. The Redpath Sugar Refinery was founded in 1854 by industrialist John Redpath. The birth of the company was amidst tough times, when the people living in Canada only got access to the affordable "Muscovado" or raw sugar, which was dirty and crude. Although the higher variety of “Loaf” was available, it came at a much higher price. The Redpath Sugar industries brought about a revolution in the sugar market in Canada, making available a basic necessity like sugar to all.

Although the establishment of the company took place in the mid-19th century, the refinery was not constructed until the mid-20th century. The facility is made up of two buildings and a chimney stack. Building 2, a 5 storied construction, houses the Sugar Museum that gives you a glimpse into how sugar and sugar products are made. An educative and entertaining tour with a drizzle of powdered sugar!

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Sight Name: Redpath Sugar Refinery
Sight Location: Toronto, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour  

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