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Since 2007 Ontario Dairies has been showcasing your images and has grown to now include a substantial history of the provinces dairy industry. With the continued assistance of dairy collectors and contributors from across the country and beyond, Ontario Dairies is moving closer to the original goal of one image for every dairy that operated in Ontario. I am looking for any dairy related images including; bottles, caps, advertising, go-withs, people, dairy operations etc. If you are interested in contributing your images please contact me through the link at the top of the page.


Contributing Your Images


I am looking for good quality photographs / scans. Please make sure that the photographs / scans are yours that your have taken yourself. If you have saved Ebay images, copies of copyrighted material or any web images from other sites, please do not submit them. The larger the image or file, the better and easier it is to work with. Please photograph or scan items individually as this also saves me time (group photos of bottles and other items is not recommended) and allows for a better end result. It is best to send me a couple of samples to confirm quality and size prior to sending multiple images or a whole collection. All images you contribute remain your property and will not be used for any other purpose without your prior consent. Any request for image use will be forwarded to the contributor for permission. One last thing, please be patient. Once you have sent me your images I will usually post some right away. The rest I will post over a period of time that depending on how many photos you have sent. At any time I have many contributors and try my best to evenly distribute the posting of everyone's images. If you have sent a substantial amount of images, don't worry I will eventually get to posting all your images. Lastly, thanks for your contributions to Ontario Dairies.

NOTE: please use the email link at the top of the page for contributing images as I change the email annually. If you have submitted images before and use the same email, I may not recieve your email. Just click on "SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES". Thanks


Thanks to all the Contributors


Cliff Stunden - Paul Huntley - Laurence Graff - Tim Maitland - Jim Maitland - Cliff MacMinn - John Knight - David Moncrief - Steve Lussier - Darryl Rice - John Calder - Jack McCallum - Carol Murphy - Arthur McDermott - Murray Sweetman - John Knight Sr. - Victor Sharman - Rick Boerner - Pat Louch - Jacques Fauvelle - David Menard - Steve Soltys - Maureen McKillican - Robert Klages - George Miller - Art Toy - Andrew Garland - Russell Hunsperger - Jim Winton - Steve Peters - Jamie McDougall - Richard Avery - Tammy Frakking, Maurice Corfield Collection - Doug Bayliss - Mike Tazzeo - Maurice Kenny - Richard M. - Ace - Danny Currie - Jim Butler - Ron & Enola Kelly - Vay Jonynas - Kert Wrigley - Terry Ellsworth - Steve Moreland - Steve Forten - Sean Murphy - Alice Bennett - Somerville Family - Doug Ford - Barb Tatler - Lynn Weller - Jim Janssen - Joy Lynch - Doug Imrie - Dennis Bender - Kirk Ralph - Ed Jarvis - Brad Schneller - Ron & Marie Hoogkamp - Bill Clifford - Stephen Oatway - Carl Waun - Royden Richardson - Robert Benoit - P. Silver - Matthew Gill - Mike Koeniger - Alison Mitchell-Reid - Jamie Pole - Patrick Morrison - Richard Dobing - Rejean and Brenda Benoit - Bert Vanderdonk - Scott Oliver - Adin Wesley Daigle - Stephen Wuerch - Josh Currie - Dan Stone - Ann McClure - Jack Slater - Zac Miller - Tom Hollands - Bill Kilpatrick - Adam Jarzabek - Mike Johnston & everyone who wished to remain anonymous.


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I started collecting in the early 1990's finding 1930's-60's sodas and milks. I have always had a preference for embossed milk bottles probably because I could dig them quite easily. The early days of dump digging rewarded me with many local dairy bottles plus a selection from all parts of the province and beyond. I know there are many collectors who prefer the pyro (ACL, silk-screened) bottles and I can see the reasons why; the great graphics, war slogans, various colours make them wonderful to collect especially when you have a whole wall of them displayed. Then you have all the milk caps, calendars, and other go-withs which just add so much more to a collection. It is a great learning experience for me to showcase your images and I will continue to do my best in presenting dairy related items from collections across the country.






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All photographs and other material found on this website are Copyright © Early Canadian Bottle Works - Ontario Dairies unless stated otherwise.
Photographs and other material found on the website may be used for personal reference only. All photographs submitted to the site remain the property of the contributor and require permission from the original copyright owner.Any use of photographs and other material found on this website in part or in whole on any other website or in any publication is strictly prohibited without prior permission from the author.To request permission to use any photographs and other material found on the Early Canadian Bottle Works - Ontario Dairies website please contact Darren Spindler, contact2020@ecbw.ca. Thanks.
Moon's Dairy, Deseronto
Moon's Dairy, Deseronto Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2021
NEW TOWN
Quart added by Terry Ellsworth
Kingsville Dairy, Kingsville
Kingsville Dairy, Kingsville Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
NEW ADDITIONS
4 Quarts added by Stephen Wuerch
Lifloc Dairy, Peterborough
Lifloc Dairy, Peterborough Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Chocolate Milk Carton added by Bill Cummins
Englehart Dairy, Englehart
Englehart Dairy, Englehart Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Calendar added by Todd Sanderson
Western Creamery, Toronto
Western Creamery, Toronto Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2021
NEW DAIRY
Creamery Can added by John Knight
Sunshine Dairy, Geraldton
Sunshine Dairy, Geraldton Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2021
NEW DAIRY
Milk Cap added by Todd Sanderson
Dell's Dairy Ltd., Niagara Falls
Dell's Dairy Ltd., Niagara Falls Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2021
NEW DAIRY
1968 Calendar added by Adam Jarzabek
Shevlock Bros. Dairy, Thorold
Shevlock Bros. Dairy, Thorold Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2021
NEW DAIRY
1949 Calendar added by Adam Jarzabek
Lowlands Dairy, Tara
Lowlands Dairy, Tara Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021
NEW TOWN
Milk Cap added by Mike Johnston
Brookside Farm Dairy, Cataraqui
Brookside Farm Dairy, Cataraqui Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021
NEW TOWN
Half Pint added by Bill Kilpatrick
Hemlock Park Dairy Limited, Kingston
Hemlock Park Dairy Limited, Kingston Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Quarter Pint added by Bill Kilpatrick
Crescent Dairy, Ottawa
Crescent Dairy, Ottawa Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Quart added by Jacques Fauvelle
Korman's Dairy, Timmins
Korman's Dairy, Timmins Posted on Monday, March 08, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Clock added by David Menard
Laiterie Alfred Dairy, Alfred
Laiterie Alfred Dairy, Alfred Posted on Monday, March 08, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Milk Cap added by Jacques Fauvelle
Sunrise Dairy, North Bay
Sunrise Dairy, North Bay Posted on Monday, March 08, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Quart added by Robert Benoit
Clark Dairy Ltd., Ottawa
Clark Dairy Ltd., Ottawa Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Pint added by Jacques Fauvelle
Baker's Dairy, Kingston
Baker's Dairy, Kingston Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Quart added by Bill Kilpatrick
Sand Bay Dairy, Kingston
Sand Bay Dairy, Kingston Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2021
NEW DAIRY
Hlf Pint added by Bill Kilpatrick
Valley City Dairy, Dundas
Valley City Dairy, Dundas Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Token anonymously contributed
Bilodeau Dairy, Thessalon
Bilodeau Dairy, Thessalon Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Half Pint added by Josh Currie
Soo Dairies Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie
Soo Dairies Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Chocolate Milk Carton added by Josh Currie
Lindsay Creamery Ltd., Lindsay
Lindsay Creamery Ltd., Lindsay Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Sign added by Zac Miller
Purity Dairy, Listowel
Purity Dairy, Listowel Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Sign added by Jamie Pole
Davie's Dairy, Barrie
Davie's Dairy, Barrie Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2021
NEW DAIRY
Quart added by John Knight
Canada Dairy, Tecumseh
Canada Dairy, Tecumseh Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Pint added by Stephen Wuerch
Collingwood Dairy Products, Collingwood
Collingwood Dairy Products, Collingwood Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2021
NEW ADDITION
Pint anonymously contibuted
  Recent Updates
New Ontario Milk Cap Book
New Ontario Milk Cap Book Posted on
COMING SOON!
click on image to send message, Attention Robert Benoit
Oakville & Bronte Dairies and Milk Bottles
Oakville & Bronte Dairies and Milk Bottles Posted on
by David S. Hawkins
2019
182 pages
ISBN 978-1-77136-731-8
Milk Bottles & Dairies of Thunder Bay & Area 1906-2003
Milk Bottles & Dairies of Thunder Bay & Area 1906-2003 Posted on
by Dave Maclean & Wayne Pettit
The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Inc.
2003
62 pages
ISBN 0-920119-46-8
Guelph Milk Bottles Dairies and Dairymen 1900-1999
Guelph Milk Bottles Dairies and Dairymen 1900-1999 Posted on
by Joyce Blyth
1999
36 pages

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History of Dairies in Goderich
History of Dairies in Goderich Posted on
by Bill Clifford
1999

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Milk Bottles from the Dairies of Peterborough, Ontario A Collector's Guide
Milk Bottles from the Dairies of Peterborough, Ontario A Collector's Guide Posted on
by Dr. Terry C. Hawkins
in Collaboration with Carl L. Doughty
2004
66 pages
ISBN 0-9734723-0-8
What Happened to Our Milkman? A History of Dairies in Oshawa and District and Collectors' Guide
What Happened to Our Milkman? A History of Dairies in Oshawa and District and Collectors' Guide Posted on
by John A. Konarowski
1985
112 pages

Orillia and area Dairies, A Brief History
Orillia and area Dairies, A Brief History Posted on
by Marcel Rousseau
2016
22 pages
De Laval - Sharples & Others Cream Separator Memorabilia
De Laval - Sharples & Others Cream Separator Memorabilia Posted on
by Sam Stephens, Mike Fournier, Robert Benoit
Publication Benoit Enr.
2000
234 pages
ISBN 2-9801429-3-X softbound
ISBN 2-9801429-4-8 hardbound

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Jetons de lait du Québec Dairy Tokens
Jetons de lait du Québec Dairy Tokens Posted on
by Robert Benoit, Pierre Brouilette, Yvon Marquis
3rd Edition 2017
482 pages in full color

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Bouchons de lait du Quebec / Quebec Dairy Milk Caps
Bouchons de lait du Quebec / Quebec Dairy Milk Caps Posted on
by Robert Benoit

350 Pages full colors, with over 2500 caps illustraded,lots of histories and photos.

Sale price is $70 + $20 postage

Order at Robert Benoit - 5645 Murray Pierrefonds, Qc H8Z 1L6

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City Dairy Toronto, A Yellow Wagon on Every Street
City Dairy Toronto, A Yellow Wagon on Every Street Posted on
by Paul Huntley
Printed by Heidy Lawrance Associates
2011
98 pages
ISBN 978-0-9878465-0-1

http://www.citydairytoronto.com/
Make Mine Dairy, The Days of Home Dairy Delivery
Make Mine Dairy, The Days of Home Dairy Delivery Posted on
by Paul Huntley
2014
346 pages
ISBN 978-0-9878465-1-8

http://www.citydairytoronto.com/
A History of Toronto Dairies, When Milk Came in Bottles
A History of Toronto Dairies, When Milk Came in Bottles Posted on
by Dave Thomas & Bob Marchant
Cowtown Publications
1997
254 pages
ISBN 0-9698998-2-3
The Ontario Dairy & Creamery List (1900-1950)
The Ontario Dairy & Creamery List (1900-1950) Posted on
by Glen C. Phillips
Iron Gate Publishing Co.
1989
229 pages
ISBN 0-921818-01-7

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The Ontario Dairy & Creamery List - Volume 2 (1950-1965)
The Ontario Dairy & Creamery List - Volume 2 (1950-1965) Posted on
by Glen C. Phillips
Iron Gate Publishing Co.
1994
109 pages
ISBN 0-921818-08-5

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The Ontario Milk Bottle Book, Rarity and Price Guide
The Ontario Milk Bottle Book, Rarity and Price Guide Posted on
by Glen & Connie Woodcock
Cowtown Publications
1994
105 pages
ISBN 0-9698998-0-7

The Ontario Milk Bottle Book, Rarity and Price Guide 2nd Edition
The Ontario Milk Bottle Book, Rarity and Price Guide 2nd Edition Posted on
by Glen & Connie Woodcock
Cowtown Publications
1996
109 pages
ISBN 0-9698998-1-5

William Neilson Ltd. The First 100 Years 1893-1993
William Neilson Ltd. The First 100 Years 1893-1993 Posted on
Printed By Neilson's for employees in 1993
  Shows & Events *
Milk Bottle Auction - Snap Auctions
Milk Bottle Auction - Snap Auctions Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021
Auction begins closing May 6, 2021 7pm
Toronto Bottle & Antique Show & Sale
Toronto Bottle & Antique Show & Sale Posted on Sunday, February 07, 2021
Postponed until April 2022
  Dairy Related Publications
Website Statistics Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2021
Ontario Dairies now includes 838 listings, covering 310 cities and towns, with 2095 images and counting.

495    Quarts
298    Pints
198    Half Pints
40    Quarter Pints
17    Chocolate
14    Other Sizes

1062   TOTAL BOTTLES


599    Milk Caps / Covers
179    Tokens / Tickets
48    Photographs
39    Calendars
38    Advertisements
130    Other Items

1033 TOTAL ITEMS