mar2106_redpathsugar.jpg

Redpath Sugar Museum


I had never heard of it until today but apparently more than 10,000 visitors tour the Redpath sugar museum every year. Located at the hard-to-miss Redpath sugar refinery on Queens Quay near Jarvis, the musum features a visual and written history of Repath Sugars, the history and how-to of sugar cultivation and production and the requisite display of how Redpath sugar packaging has evolved over the years.

The museum is free and located at the back of the refinery next to the parking lot with all the big rigs. It was empty (save for a knowledgable and friendly guide) when I stopped by, but apparently it does a brisk business with school field trips.

More photos:

mar2106_museumrentrance.jpg


mar2106_sugarboxes.jpg

The entrance to the museum.

mar2106_sugarworld.jpg


mar2106_sugarprice.jpg


mar2106_moresugar.jpg

How packing has changed over the years. Apparently, they don't make sugar cubes anymore. Not economical. Everyone prefers their sugar in packets.

Sugar from around the world.

A sugar price list circa 1914.

More sugar!


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

It's going to be 20 C in Toronto next week as summer-like weather returns

Toronto saw a 51% spike in hate crimes last year and people are worried

Toronto can now officially start shutting down workplaces with COVID cases

20 places for bird watching in Toronto

One of Toronto's roughest intersections is getting security cameras but some aren't happy

Ontario just confirmed its first case of blood clots from AstraZeneca vaccine

Toronto police officers facing charges after attending large church gathering

Someone found a lost pond on an old map of Toronto