This exhibit was curated by Laura Taylor with assistance from Eva Lau.
The Dare Story
In 1889, Charles Doerr opened a small grocery store on the corner of Breithaupt and Gzowski (now Weber) in Kitchener, Ontario. With the help of a baker from Guelph, Doerr began selling biscuits and candies, which quickly took over the grocery business. C. H. Doerr & Co. would evolve into Dare Foods Limited, a multinational company. The company’s long and successful history is a testament to its adaptability and responsiveness to a changing society.
Special Collections & Archives houses the Dare Foods Limited fonds and its accruals, donated by Dare Foods Limited and the Dare family.