Don’t let the sign fool you. Welcomed, I was not.
It all started while on a walk with Helen on the Trans-Canada Trail east of Toronto.
Helen will stop and read every memorial plaque we encounter on our travels – without exception – and on this particular day we found one honouring the maker of the machinery that puts the caramel in the Caramilk bar.
Cadbury? Did someone mention my favourite purveyor of chocolatey delights?
The only online references I could find to Mr Lester were to his 2016 obituary which appeared to now be closed to access. I did however discover that Cadbury had a chocolate factory here in Toronto. How could I have not known this earlier?!!
When it comes to chocolate, I tend to move swiftly and decisively, so without delay I embarked on the journey to an area of the city known as Dufferin Grove.
I found a very large, nondescript box of a building … and a large, imposing security guard.
“No, there aren’t any public tours except for school groups.”
“No, there is no public access to the factory museum except for school groups.”
“Please, I must insist you stop taking photos … especially of the signage.”
So I skulked away quietly.
Sometimes adventures end in disappointment.