The oldest Leaside store

The oldest remaining business in Leaside could be Stanley Cleaners,  started in 1929 by  R.D. Stanley, a relative of the Stanley Cup provider, says Fortunato Fusco, known as Lucky.

“When I bought the business in 1976 I traced back the ownership,” said Fusco. “This was the first cleaners in Leaside and the oldest business still in the same building.

“The only change we made was to add another door,” he said. “When the business opened this was the end of the road”.