This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Oshawa and Whitby between 1926 and 2001 (plus 2018), compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have.
Access and download the location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.
- As is the case for most cities in Southern Ontario, the 1970-1990 city directories for Oshawa and Whitby do not contain classified listings, so the address list is likely somewhat incomplete for those years.
- I am not certain that the E.W. Power store was the genesis of the Power Super Markets chain that would later be owned by Loblaws but I very much suspect that it was. I’ll try to confirm.
- A&P/Food Basics
- Dominion/Mr Grocer
- IGA/Food City/Price Chopper (Oshawa Group)
- Loblaws/Power/No Frills/Real Canadian Superstore
- Steinberg’s/Miracle Food Market