A. A. Pursel's Livery &
Express Stables was located on Sydenham Street
(in downtown Simcoe)
decades before addresses were numbered.
A. A. Pursel is said to be
operating it there by 1865.
Presumably E. C. Symons purchased
the livery from Asa Pursel or his
successor (perhaps about 1881 when Asa
died), because Frank LaFortune
purchased the business from Mr. Symons
early in 1907.
Liveryman Frank LaFortune, his
wife and daughter lived at
28 Sydenham Street in 1919.
The building is now long gone. In
Oct 1961, C. C. "Coop" Collver's
Canadian Tire store was burnt
out after 22 years in that location.
Collver's gutted structure was replaced
with new building, which
subsequently became the site of Schott's Hardware
Canadian Tire moved to its present location on the Queensway.