Harry Addison

Plot 15, Lot 12
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Harry Addison was born in Toronto in 1905,  and at the age of 31 established Addison Industries, a company that sold a still relatively new home appliance called a refrigerator, that was manufactured by Frigidaire, a subsidiary of General Motors. During the Second World War, the Toronto company pioneered the development of the walkie-talkie. In 1955, he founded Addison Cadillac on Bay (Street) which grew to become Canada’s largest Cadillac dealership. In the 1960s, Addison lived on his Elhara Farm in rural Don Mills, where he kept a number of very successful racehorses. Addison died on August 2, 1985.

[Editor’s note: The dealership was closed in 2007.]

Mike Filey
Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide
Second Edition Revised and Expanded

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