Kingston’s Butcher and Grocers Parade, 1934

Juicy Kik, Ahmed Ali, Hina Ahmed, Kingston, Ontario

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!! This photograph from the Butcher and Grocers parade held here in Kingston City Park in 1934, shows the evolution of ice cream delivery vehicles used by George Masoud. Masoud immigrated to Kingston from Syria in 1901 and built his business into a thriving empire. On top of his ice cream business, he also had a large real estate portfolio and when Masoud died in 1958, his philanthropic gifts to the city were numerous and included 3 months of free rent for tenants in any of his buildings.

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