This building at the end of Aylmer at Riverside Dr. has always caught my eye. (excuse the old photo, but it is after labour day now… It’s coming :)) I think I always liked the painted sign over the door.
Going through the microfilm at the library, I came across this ad from July, 1936. Now I always assumed that Best Roofing, was the name because they were thought they were the best… Looking at the ad, it would appear that there was a Mr. Best.
The only City Directory, I had handy was my copy of the 1923-24 edition. In that it lists a Lawrence J.H. Best, as being a clerk at the Royal Bank. His house was on Dougall, just south of the Dougall School. I cruised by to grab a photo to complete the story, and the house is in great shape. It probably doesn’t look too different from when the Best’s lived there.
I’m not sure when they closed, but I’ve lived in the area for the last 7 years, and it’s been closed as long as I’ve been around. I’m not sure what, if anything goes on there these days.