Boulter, Wellington

Identity area

Type of entity


Authorized form of name

Boulter, Wellington

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



Wellington Boulter was born in Sophiasburg Township, in the County of Prince Edward, Ontario, the tenth in a family of 21 children of George Boulter. The latter settled on a farm at Demorestville in the bay front opposite Big Island. Wellington Boulter built a small canning factory there; his son Ed (G.E.) took charge of the factory at the age of 12.
In 1882 Wellington Boulter built a factory at Picton (W. Boulter and Sons), which was the first such east of Toronto, and the second in Canada. Corn and Tomatoes were processed there. It was the first commercial corn cannery of any lasting importance. This enterprising pioneer became known as "the father of commercial canning in Canada." He with his two sons George E. and Frank E.N. Boulter, started a factory in Toronto, which was guaranteed freedom from taxes for 10 years. It was on the old Toronto Esplanade at the foot of Cherry Street.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places