|Toronto Star, February 25, 1915.|
|The Globe, January 19, 1924.|
In the late 1940s, Planters bought 672 Dupont. Mr. Peanut spied the assembly line with his monocle until production moved to Smiths Falls in 1987. The building was placed on the city’s heritage inventory and underwent a year-long renovation backed by Johnson Management and Counsel Realty Investment Corporation. The goal was to restore the site to its appearance circa 1916, and thus required un-bricking many of its windows. Chrysler expressed interest in bringing the showroom back to its roots via a car dealership, but the site ended up being used by a hotel-furniture liquidator.
|Evening Telegram plant, Christie Street and Dupont Street, 1940s. 672 Dupont is in the background, in its Planters Peanuts incarnation. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, Series 1057, Item 2038.|
Additional material from the January 19, 1924 edition of the Globe, the January 9, 1915, February 20, 1915, and December 10, 1988 editions of the Toronto Star, and a November 30, 2010 post on Autos by Sympatico.