20 Hobson

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The South Waterloo Agricultural Society building, located at 135 George St and backing on to the Grand River, is a Galt landmark.  Little has changed on the building’s exterior, or with the old hardwood floors and beamed ceilings inside, maintaining the character and history of the building. But we’ve decked it out with a contemporary kitchen, oversized steel and glass windows and doors, modern finishings and furniture, and all the tech required to run a business in today’s digital age.

 

The History… for those interested

In an era when Kitchener was still known as Berlin, and years before several communities became Cambridge, a two storey red brick building was erected at 26 Hobson Street, Galt, on the northeast corner of its’ intersection with Queen Street, now Park Hill Road.

William Alfred Dixon spent most of his life in Ottawa, Ontario. As a young teen he began learning the bakery business, and apprenticed in many locations including Chicago. Eventually, recipes in hand, he purchased a building in St. Thomas, Ontario for a bakery of his own which he named the W. A. Dixon Palace Bakery.