Stovel Block/Kay Building
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Stovel Printing was the creation of three
brothers, John, Augustus B. and Chester D. Stovel, who
had previously produced a newspaper in their hometown of
Mount Forest, Ontario. It rapidly became one of the city’s
leading printers and one of the first printers in the country
to purchase a job Linotype.
The company had moved from the Spencer Block on Portage Avenue
to a three-storey location on McDermot and Arthur Street.
In 1900, a two storey addition and an extension to King Street