J. ROWLEY & CO.
420, Spadina Avenue, Toronto
ROWLEY & CO., Watchmakers and Jewellers, No. 420 Spadina Avenue.-In the line of watches, jewellery, etc., one of the representative houses in this section of Toronto is that of Mr. J. Rowley (trading as J. Rowley & Co.). It was established by him in 1887 and has since created an extensive trade in this beautiful line of goods. The stock consists of a full assortment of the most costly Swiss English and American watches, diamonds, rings, earrings, bracelets, scarf pins, chains, lockets, etc., silver and plated ware, clocks, cutlery, optical goods, bric-a-brac, and the usual complement of the first-class jewellery emporium. These goods are of superior character, and yet are quoted at surprisingly low prices. The assortment is tastefully displayed in the splendid show-cases and plate-glass windows of the store, which are most artistically dressed. The building is of brick, two storeys in height, and 20 x 60 feet in dimensions. Mr. Rowley also does a considerable trade in repairing fine watches and chronometers, jewellery, etc., engraving and kindred branches of his craft, for the skilful execution of which his quarter century's experience forms an all-sufficient guarantee. He is a native of England, and has been a respected resident of Toronto for the past three years.
Source: Illustrated Toronto - The Queen City of Canada - Its Past Present and Future - 1890