Not on your life!

Here’s an ad from the September 28 1948 edition of the Toronto Daily Star for a tailor that had been on King Street a long time.

I couldn’t verify whether Score’s had been in business since 1787, but I did find Richard Score, a merchant tailor, in the 1846 Toronto city directory:

Obviously, by 1948, Mr. Score was no longer in charge of the establishment – the 1948 Toronto city directory lists Samuel Kalles as the president and A. G. Weston as the manager.

Score’s didn’t survive much longer – they are in the 1951 directory, but the 1952 directory lists Beauchamp & How Limited, merchant tailors, at 77 King West. I’m surprised that the new tenants didn’t try to attach themselves to the Score name – over a century on King Street is nothing to be sneezed at.

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