This newly formed company had a capital stock of $2,000,000 and in 1908 it moved to take over an existing building on Ballantyne Avenue; its location on Waterloo Street was too small. Scott's guidance made all this possible, and they bought the empty building on Ballantyne Avenue. The company promised to employ 100 people within a year, and by 1912, they had doubled their capacity, and had added a knitting and winding building, cutting and finishing sections, and a warehouse. The complex then extended the entire block from North Street to Front Street. By 1925 Scott was on to other pursuits.
The Scotts had no children, and Annie involved herself in charitable work. She was a long-standing member of the YWCA board and when the new YMCA was opened, she and her husband furnished one of the rooms in the building. They also moved from their Albert Street house to 149 Front St.
In 1927, Duncan Scott became an insurance agent for John Brown Co. Ltd., and two years later opened his own insurance, real estate and brokerage firm, Scott-Crane Co. He was a working partner for 17 years. He activity in community affairs included a seat on the health board for many years, and on the city council in 1917 and 1918.
Annie McDermott Scott died of heart disease in 1935 at age 56, after a lengthy illness. Her mother and sister then made their home with Duncan, who died in 1944. He and Annie are buried in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. By Stanford Dingman and Historical Plaque Properties