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Windsor Jockey Club Grandstand – 1912

    The new Windsor race track grandstand is shown herewith. It is said to be the largest and finest equipped grandstand in Canada. It is of steel construction on a cement and brick foundation, the brickwork being carried up to form the first story. The stand is 340 feet in length and 70 feet in depth, being more than twice the size of the old one. The seating capacity will be about 5,000. There are two galleries running the full length of the stand. The general contractors were Vintor & Co., of Detroit. The track owners, the Windsor Fair Grounds & Driving Park association, are contemplating an invitation to H. R. H. the Duke of Connaught to open the new stand at the first meeting in July.

The grandstand stood until 1957, when it burned down in a spectacular fire:

A parks and recreation pick up truck parked in the garage bays under the grandstand caught fire due to faulty wiring in the truck. Within an hour the entire grandstand and bandshell were engulfed…

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