You may already know that Unilever Canada makes many much-loved, household-name brands like Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Rexona, Hellmann’s, and Uomo. Unilever Canada is an international business with a global goal striving to make sustainable living commonplace. They employed 149,000 people, with over 400 brand names in 190 countries. Unilever Canada is diversified in different brands and businesses with a rich history. Last year, 2020 marks the company’s 90th year anniversary in the running.
The following article will look at Unilever Canada's head office in downtown Toronto, some fascinating facts, brands under the Unilever name, and a short-term rental if you are looking to come to stay near downtown Toronto to work on a project or partnership with the company.
Unilever celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2020, meaning they have decades of business experience and have owned many brands, been in different parts of the world, and introduced some innovative products and marketing schemes. The following are some fascinating facts about Unilever that you are sure to find interesting and did not know about until now.
An Internationally Renowned Art Gallery - Lady Lever Art Gallery, one of the finest in art galleries in Europe due to the history that the village provided that is not a tourist attraction. It has previously been a large factory where the business built a village for the workers as part of their “prosperity-sharing” initiative. It provided employees affordable housing that was decent and comfortable that allowed them to flourish.
Women Empowerment – At Unilever, they believe in women’s empowerment and that it has a positive correlation to human development and economic growth. When women are guaranteed equal rights, skills, and access to opportunities – and when the norms and stereotypes that hold women back are challenged – the effect is transformational.” Women's equal rights were promoted by Unilever in 1916. In 1939, Marjorie Plear became the first of many women to receive the Leverhulme Pharmaceutical scholarship, an initiative he founded to support women in further education. And in 1953, Doreen Wedderburn became Unilever’s first female manager and went on to become the first woman divisional manager in our research organization.
First TV Ad in the UK - In 1955, Unilever aired their first ad on UK commercial television for Gibbs SR toothpaste, and in 1969, they aired the first UK color TV ad, this time for Birds Eye peas. They were very innovative in advertising at the time. This is to credit for their early success in the Sunlight Soap, with their brand message targeting working-class housewives. Causing a positive change to people and society through business growth through brands.
Calvin Klein – In 1989, Unilever acquired the Calvin Klein Cosmetics Company with the Calvin Klien brand. It offered a huge range of beauty products and fragrances but was sold to Coty Inc NY in 2005. Unilever has worked with beauty and personal care in the business for decades and they hope to improve health and hygiene through their products like Sunlight Soap.
Notable brands that you may have heard of or is currently using that is under the Unilever brand include Axe, Degree, Dove, Dove Men and Care, Lever 2000, Love Beauty Planet, Nexxus, Noxema, Pond’s, Q-Tips, Schmidt’s, Shea Moisture, Simple, St. Ives, TRESemmé, Vaseline, VO5, Hellmann’s, Sir Kensington’s, Knorr, Lipton, Red Rose, Salada, Tazo, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Klondike, Popsicle, Magnum, Seventh Generation, and Vim.
Avalon Suites Yorkville is located on 155 Yorkville Avenue and is close to walking distance to restaurants, shopping, dining experiences, and premier Toronto tourist attractions. Staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville allows you to be closer to not only Unilever in downtown Toronto, however, also the Royal Ontario Museum, CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, Art Gallery of Ontario, and secondary institutions like the University of Toronto – St. George Campus, and Ryerson University. Unilever Canada is in 160 Bloor St E #1400, Toronto, ON M4W 3R2 in the Bloor Street Culture Corridor. From Avalon Suites Yorkville, it is only a 5-minute drive or a 15-minute walk to Unilever Canada on Bloor Street and Church Street.
If you are in corporate relocation, coming to Yorkville Toronto for a meeting, consultation, or to work in a partnership or project with the Unilever Toronto headquarters team, a book to stay with Avalon Suites Yorkville. Avalon Suites Yorkville is in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville in the “Bloor Street Culture Corridor” area. If you are looking for a short-term temporary home or looking for an employee, consider our fully furnished suites. From a studio for one to a presidential suite for up to five, Avalon Suites is sure to fill your needs. With more to offer than a typical hotel room, stay in the comfort of knowing you will have a fully furnished kitchen space, with an in-suite washer and dryer and 2x more room space.
If you are reading the article because you are in a corporate relocation to Unilever Canada in Yorkville, Toronto, Avalon Suites also provides an in-depth information guide: Corporate Relocation: Everything You Need to Know.
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