The Chinese in Early 20th Century Toronto: 207 Church Street
At this time, there were two other people living with him (three total), who presumably helped run the laundry. Valued at $1005 dollars and deemed “Anglican” in official Assessment records, the building was not owned by Kee, but was instead owned by Kenneth Allison, who lived elsewhere at 668 Yonge Street.
Allison still owned the building by 1909, at which time Kee was 30 years old. By this time though, there now only lived two people in the building. Kee did not have any children with him. In 1909 the property was valued at $1225, which was a slight improvement from 1901, though it’s uncertain whether this was due to improvement of the building, success of the business, or differences in dollar value. Perhaps all three.
City of Toronto Assessment Roll, Ward 3 Div. 2, Reel 216
City of Toronto Assessment Roll, Ward 3 Div. 2, Reel 147
Toronto Fire Insurance Plan (1913)