I read about the O'Brien's......Bill O'Brien and wife and two sons and a daughter lived on Empire ,his father lived next to Bill towards Regent also in a big house.
Bill was in the barrel business during the week ,but on weekends my father Fred Newbury and Bill did a lot of moving jobs around the area and in Montreal
as his truck was so big usually one trip moved everything....we would put our bikes in the back of the truck and get a ride up Empire Ave.,
to visit friends and then we just had to bike home .....the truck just had steel racks up all sides to hold the barrels.....
I don't think they would let the truck on the road today.......Bill and his family moved to Victoria Island B.C. My parents did go to visit them
on one of there trips to visit family in Surrey B.C.