Lawrence C. Sherk

Lawrence C. Sherk was one of Canada’s foremost collectors of beer memorabilia, and at one point held the second-largest collection of beer labels in Canada. In 2011, he donated nearly 3000 of his labels, most of them dating from before 1945, to the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library at the University of Toronto, where they can be viewed as part of the library’s paper-ephemera collection. Before retiring in 2001, Sherk was a renowned horticulturist, though history was his first love. He passed away in 2021.