“Circus Here Today,” Montreal Gazette. June 11, 1919. Page 05.
Street Parade Billed to Start at 10.30 a.m.
John Robinson’s circus is due here today for a two days’ engagement, on the grounds at the corner of Ontario street and Delorimier avenue. The street parade will leave the show grounds at 10.30 o’clock this morning, and take the following route: Ontario to St. Lawrence boulevard to St. Catherine to Peel to Windsor to St. James to Victoria square, to Craig, to Delorimier avenue, and to the grounds.
The performance will commence at 2 and 8 p.m., both days, the doors to the menageries opening one hour earlier.
‘For some unknown reason,’ said the advance agent, last night, ‘the general public have us mixed up with some show or carnival, which made this territory some five or six years ago, and are not giving John Robinson due credit, for this attraction has not been in the Dominion of Canada in 21 years, and played in Montreal 30 years ago. We are in no way affiliated or connected with any Robinso Bros., or any similar name. This is the original John Robinson circus, owned and managed by a corporation, headed by the John Robinson estate.’