15647: Togo Cleaners Limited

15647: Togo Cleaners Limited

Togo Cleaners Limited

Togo Cleaners Limited was a dry cleaning plant and business that was forcibly liquidated. The file indicates that it operated under the name Togo Cleaning & Dyeing Works. Its storefront was located at 758 Yates Street, Victoria, BC and the dry cleaning plant at 961 North Park Street, Victoria, BC. Its listed seized assets include real estate, 758-760 Yates Street, Victoria, BC (including a one story brick building with a basement) and 961 North Park Street, Victoria, BC (including a bungalow, a brick building, and a storage warehouse). Its other seized property includes dry cleaning and dyeing equipment and supplies. It was owned by Kosaburo Takahashi [also listed as Togo Kosaburo Takahashi and Togo Takahashi]. The other listed shareholders are Toyo Takahashi, Yukio Takahashi, Saburo Takahashi, Masa Takahashi, and Kenzie Takahashi [also named as Kenjie Takahashi].
C-9432 (560-1097)
Type Organization
Custodian Number 15647
Name Togo Cleaners Limited
Not Before: 02 April 1942
Not After: 26 June 1951
Case File Also Contains
This file also contains documents pertaining to Kosaburo Takahashi (case file #645) and his seized property; a memorandum related to plans to erect a theatre [the Odeon Theatre] on Yates Street next to Takahashi’s business; a list of businesses, as per Sun Directory, in the 700/800 block of Yates Street, Victoria, BC from 1941 to 1947; documents pertaining to Stuart Yates [also listed as R.S. Stuart Yates, Robert S. Yates, and R.S.S. Yates] of Victoria, BC; photographs, descriptions, and diagrams of property [dated 1948]; and Bird Commission documents.
Excerpt [W]e have received word that it is reported, that authority to liquidate Togo Cleaners Limited of Victoria, B.C. has been given by Ottawa. In this connection we the shareholders of Togo Cleaners Limited, first, strongly object to this reported forced liquidation of the Company as it is contrary to our wishes and desires. Secondly, this reported forced liquidation is completely undeserved as the operation of our Company is in no way an expense to you now, or in the future, for the principal tenants are seeking long term leases which we are willing to grant. ... The chief shareholders of the Company are my wife, Mrs. Toyo Takahashi, and myself, and the balance of shares are held by my children. And in passing I would like to say that my family and myself are long and old residents of Victoria, B.C. and have established a reputation both in business and in public service. (From a letter by Togo K. Takahashi, on behalf of Togo Cleaners Limited, to the Office of the Custodian)



15647: Togo Cleaners Limited


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