Below is a scan of a vintage Chamber of Commerce produced brochure from the mid 1950’s.
Is that University Ave on the map as labelled London St? I never knew it was anything different…… On that note, the new brochure would say enjoy our Sun Parlour beaches…if and when the Health Board ok’s it for swimming….
You got it, London Street became University. I’m not sure when the name change occured, but I’m guessing it was around the time the University was established.
If you cruise down University on the north side of the street around Campbell, there is a building called the London Apartments, a hold over to the old name.
Speaking of travel information, I was at the Shopper’s Drug Mart in Devonhire Mall the other day and near the cash register counter they were selling a book call, ” Bestsellers Windsor”. It had a pricetag of $30. It looked like some kind of tourist guide to Windsor, but it was wrapped in cellophane, so I couldn’t open it and find out. I don’t feel like dishing out $30 for it. Has anyone bought it and know what it’s about, and if it’s any good?
David, it sounds like the coupon book for restaurants, golf, etc. — buy one get one free, that sort of thing.
David, the Best Sellers has been around for a while. It’s well worth the money, if you plan on using just a portion of the coupons. There’s plenty for golf course, restaurants and all sorts of activities for Windsor and Essex County. Nobody every uses the whole thing.
It’s kind of funny, that Windsor’s population has increased by about 85,000 people in 60 years. Detroit’s number of 3 million must have been the metro area. That number is around 4.3 million now. The city only has less than 700,000 people right now. It once peaked at almost 2 million in 1950.
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