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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 that the old “Simpsons” logo is still visible.

Good eye JT, and thanks for sending it in…


Reader Dennis Z. sent along some photos he took of the Norwich block prior to demolition.

For some reason, I never took any shots of the block before it was demoed. I think that may have been the impetus to me to start photographing the ever changing and ever vanishing city…

Looking east along Riverside Drive. Cheetah’s can been seen on the corner in the foreground, in the former location of Lee’s Imperial Tavern.

A full frontal shot, showing the TD Bank, Fast Eddie’s, 71 Riverside West and the Spotted Dog. My teenage years followed the natural progression from Fast Eddie’s down the block to the Spotted Dog. It was truly one of Windsor’s great little watering holes.

A shot looking north on Ouellette from Pitt Street. The Beans Cafe on the corner, and beyond that you can see the old sign for the Elias Deli, which moved across the street and is located in the main floor of the CIBC building.

One final shot from Dennis shows the long gone giant Canadian Club neon sign that was located on the silos at Hiram Walker’s. Anyone remember when the came down? Early to mid 90’s is my guess…

Thanks to Dennis and JT, and everyone else who sends along photos. Have a safe weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday.

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