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Aerial View - Heinz Canada / Vue aérienne - Heinz Canada

Title (Fre)

Vue aérienne - Heinz Canada


post 1908


Black and white aerial view of the H.J. Heinz Company of Canada Limited in Leamington, Ontario; the main plant is surrounded by houses and trees which have been shaded to emphasize the Heinz buildings; the factory stretches both horizontally and vertically through the centre of the photograph; it consists of a large number of buildings, two smokestacks, a water tower and a catwalk.


In 1908 the H.J. Heinz Company located their Canadian factory in Leamington. As an inducement to come to Leamington, the town council gave the company an old building, formerly used by the Ward Tobacco Company. A few years later the building was torn down and in its place Heinz erected larger and more up-to-date buildings. The plant utilizes tomatoes, beans and other vegetables for pickles, soups and canned vegetables, and is the home of the famous "57 Varieties". The combination of warm climate and good clay loam soil in the Leamington-Chatham area makes it the principal tomato-growing section of Ontario. The company is still operating in Leamington today.

Place made

Canada - Ontario - Windsor

Collection Name

Museum Windsor


Aerial views / Vues aériennes

Agricultural industries / Industries agricoles

Buildings / Immeubles

Factories / Usines

H.J. Heinz Co. of Canada Ltd. / La compagnie HJ Heinz du Canada ltée

Houses / Maisons

Leamington (Ont.)

Smokestacks / Cheminées

Water towers / Chateaux d'eau

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