above: Aug.31, 2009 - looking in a north-easterly direction towards Ellen Ave. in the distance. Along with the bakery, there were two other buildings on this block of Centre St. between Ellen and McGrail - at the centre-right distance (on the north-west corner of Centre and Ellen) is seen a white building with red trim, which once housed Ma Agretto's Restaurant. To the far left (out of frame) on the north-east corner of Centre and McGrail, is the Golden Steer Restaurant. The King David Bakery, until several years ago, had a house right beside it (to the east, towards Ellen Ave.), but now, there were vacant lots on both sides of the building, operated as tourist parking lots. (see map: here) above: Sept.1, 2009 - heavy equipment begins to methodically tear down the building, as the Fire Marshall's office was investigating the blaze.
above: Sept.1, 2009 - during the investigation, workers sorted the debris into various piles on the adjoining parking lots. The lots and this block of Centre St. were closed off for three days.
above: Sept.2, 2009 - investigators examine the fire site from an aerial ladder.
above: Sept.2, 2009 - the site has been carefully cleared of debris, which was sorted into various piles on the neighboring lots. The tiled concrete floor can now be seen.
above: Sept.2, 2009 - late in the afternoon, the fire marshall's investigation was over; crews had to now take all the material they had sorted through earlier, and dump it from the neighbour's property back onto the former bakery site.above: Sept.8, 2009 - the rubble of the old King David Bakery now sits behind a tarped fence.
Photos by R. Bobak.