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Happy Thought Range

Here’s an ad from the June 22 1907 Toronto Globe:

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Happy Thought Ranges had been in existence since at least the late 1890s; a Happy Thought Range Cookery Book was printed in the mid-1890s.

The Richard Bigley building still stands, and is now listed as 98 Queen Street. The side of the building displays his name as a ghost sign – it’s the oldest ghost sign that I know of in Toronto.

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