Audaces Fortuna Juvat – Fortune Favors the Bold
This was the motto of Cecil Morrison, President of the Standard Bread Company back in the 1920's. A bold – but fortunate – move it was when he erected this factory on Gladstone Avenue back in 1924, back in a day when bread was delivered via horse and carriage. "The Mother Loaf" – a loaf of bread much larger than that of the competition – rose to became the signature commodity of the Standard Bread Company, bringing them much success. The factory survived even the Dirty Thirties, however dismissed many employees, Cecil Morrison included. You might enjoy reading this article that was published, ironically enough, in the Ottawa Citizen on January 28th, 1939. It celebrates the atmosphere, the employees and the tools (like the flour sifter that takes out the bag fuzz!) involved with this (now defunct) business on its silver anniversary.