About Rideau Bakery
Rideau Bakery has been family owned and operated since 1930.
Brothers David and Abie opened Rideau Bakery at Rideau and Nelson (just down the street from our current store). They followed recipes that their mother Rivka had used to make bread in the Ukraine. They survived the Depression by employing their brothers, sisters and children.
A second generation of owners, 4 of David’s sons, Louie, Sam, Moe and Issie, took over the business and, with the help of three of their sisters, Jennie, Libby and Ann, developed and grew the business.
A third generation now runs the company. David Kardish can usually be found at the Rideau Street store and his brother, Louis Kardish is at the Bank Street store. Their partner and cousin, "David Kardash (a.k.a. The Bear)" passed away in 1999.
A documentary about the bakery was produced by Jane Gurr and Ed Kucerak. The documentary is titled “One of the Last”.