GATEWAY TO CANADA
OUELLETTE AVENUE MALL
I’m not sure if I’ve ever posted this one before… If I have my apologies. After 6 years, it’s hard to keep track 🙂
I don’t have too much info on the background of this card. Obviously at one time there was a plan to turn Ouellette into a pedestrian mall. Nearly everywhere this was tried, it was a dismal failure.
Even in Detroit, Washington Boulevard was converted in the 1970’s into a pedestrian mall, prior to the Superbowl, the “mall” was ripped out and the boulevard restored.
In the drawing above, I note we’ve got the flagpoles and four globe light poles that are still in place. Not much has changed… Except all the people who look like their shopping… There’s not a lot of places to do that down there.