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Greyhound – Part I

A final look back at the now closed Greyhound station.

An architectural rendering of the station. From the Bernie Drouillard collection.

The station was designed in 1939, by Greyhound architects Bonfield & Cummings along with longtime Windsor Architects Sheppard & Masson. It was a common practice that when out of town architects did work in a city that they would take a local firm on as “associate architects”. This is the first time I have seen the main architects listed as “associates”. Perhaps as a US firm they weren’t eligible to practice in Ontario?

A view of the elevation plans of the station. Note in the lower right hand side, how close the tunnel ventilation shaft runs to the ground. The proximity of the tunnel to the existing structure will make the redevelopment of the site very difficult. I can sense a surface lot….

A view of the station and the bus sheds from above.

Now vacant, the station looks bare and decrepit. Years of dirt have accumulated behind the sign leaving the outline still plainly visible from University Ave.

A few shots of the bus loading area.

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