Communists eat here

The February 18 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained a photograph of the Workers’ Restaurant on Spadina Avenue, which had been recently denied a permit to open because “known Communists” ate there.


The 1933 Toronto city directory lists the Toronto Workers Co-operative restaurant at 184 Spadina Avenue. In the 1937 directory, the Workers Restaurant is listed at 186 Spadina. In the 1938 directory, both addresses are listed as vacant.

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