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Hi Ho – Part II

A big thanks goes out to Chris Edwards at Walkerville Publishing, for sharing these photos with us over here.

Last year at Art in the Park, Chris put on an exhibiton of historic photographs in the Manor House, and in that exhibition Hi Ho was featured as being Canada’s First Drive-In.

“The Hi Ho Drive-In began on Sandwich Street on the west side of Windsor, Ontario, in 1937 by Aimee Fortin. Hi Ho was the original fast food drive-in restaurant in Canada, featuring “curb service.” The Fortin family asked for and received permission from the Walt Disney Company via a simple letter, to use the trade marked Seven Dwarfs and the “Hi Ho” name for their restaurants in 1934; no lawyers were involved. Hi Ho eventually expanded to four locations but closed in the late 1970s.”

The Founder Mr. Fortin

The Howard Ave. location

The Tecumseh Rd. location

The Hi Ho logo

Have a safe weekend everyone. Enjoy the holiday if you’re off, other wise I’ll see you here Monday morning.

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