Peterborough Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1965

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Peterborough between 1925 and 1965, complied from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have. You may view the list in the frame below or open it in a new window, which will give you more viewing options and the ability to download it or add it to your own Google Drive.


  • Haboco, which first appears in 1930, is the new name for the H.J. Boyle chain.
  • There were apparently two different Braund chains.
  • City directories starting in 1970 do not include a full classified directory so identifying chain stores is guesswork. I will add addresses of known chains at a later date, but the years post-1965 will probably always be somewhat incomplete. This is common with many Canadian city directories.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Braund
  • Dominion
  • Fitzpatrick & Geraghty
  • The Groceteria
  • Haboco
  • Loblaws
  • Steinberg’s