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Windsor Court Apartments

One of the buildings in Windsor I haven’t featured before, but recieve many questions about is the Windsor Court Apartments located on Ouelltte Avenue at Hanna. Designed in 1926 by the Toronto Architectural Firm of Craig & Madill. Craig & Madill were active from about 1912 through the 1950’s and this is the only example of their work in the area. Most of the work was done in…
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Methadone Clinic

A big uproar took place the other week, when a methadone clinic popped up in the former Bank of Montreal Building on University Avenue West. I thought the building was designed orignally by Johnson-McWhinnie, but I can’t find the date of construction on my list&#8230…
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The First Spike

From John comes today’s great postcard, one I have never seen before: Don’t forget (or maybe this is the first notice) but there’s going to be an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor this Fall tracing the past of Windsor’s streetcar era. With the colloaboration of John, Bernie, Ron Drouillard and Chris Holt at Scaledown, this is going to be a great show&#8230…
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TD Bank Update

I was downtown Friday, and Noticed work was still progressing on the new TD Bank… Not sure if the city strike delayed work, pending inspections, etc… but it seems to be slow going. When we last visited the site in June, this is what it looked like: In two…
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Reader Submission Friday

As we head into the weekend, today’s post is made up of a few reader submissions… First up from JT, is this shot taken behind the Bay at Devonshire Mall: He notes that this corner of the store has been partially hidden over the years by various expansions, and…
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Casa Del Mara

Long one of my favourite buildings in the city is the previously covered Casa Del Mara Apartments on Ouellette Avenue. However, I’ve never had much background information on it… Until recently… From the February 2, 1929 issue of the Border Cities Star: …Located on Ouellette Avenue near Gilles Boulevard, the building adds easy accessibility to its many other features. It is…
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Proposed Church Of Christ

Some recent comments on an old post from March 2007, reminded me that I had a follow up to that post lurking on my hard drive, waiting for the opportunity to be posted. From the Border Cities Star, May 11, 1929: This is an architect’s sketch of the proposed new Gilles…
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Equity Chambers - Part II

* Note this post is a follow up to another post from March, 2008. The building that was sitting vacant following the closure of Ye Olde Steakhouse in the post from March, 2008, has been reborn as the Pour House Pub. I also managed to dig up some information about the…