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Royal Apartments

This building at Ouellette and Ellis has always caught my eye just due to the sheer size of it. While there is very little Ouellette Ave. frontage, the building runs the whole length of the block, from Ouellette to Dufferin. There is some nice detailing around the entrance doors, along with some interesting brick work. The building also contains a few now vacant retail spaces. There is some…
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Paramount Apartments

One of the buildings I’ve been meaning to cover for a while, and one that’s come in as a suggestion to feature is the Paramount Apartments on Ouellette just south of Gilles. This building has always kind of reminded me of the demolished Madison Lenox in Detroit.
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Belvedere Apartments

This buff brick building on Glengarry, just south of Wyandotte has long been a favourite of mine. There’s a mystery to this place that I’ve yet to discover… Built sometime between 1925 and 1937, the building has changed names. (There is no listing of the…
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Wyandotte Street West Apartments

Today’s post is a few photos from the spring of 2003, when the Shoppers at the corner of Wyandotte St. W. & Campbell was still under construction. The Shoppers took out an old commercial block which was home to one of my favourite local watering holes, Buzz’s Bar & Grill. While the commercial buildings were replaced with a commercial building, these four-plexes gave way to…
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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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The Grier Apartments

From the June 4, 1913 issue of the Evening Record: WALKERVILLE’S FIRST APARTMENT HOUSE Realizing the need of an apartment house in Walkerville, Mr. Charles Chilver of Walkerville, has erected one of the most modern and up-to-date structures of its kind in this…
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Parent & Hanna

I’ve always liked this building at the south west corner of Hanna & Parent. I like how it has a mix of architectural elements that are not found in other apartments around town. I don’t have any information on it, other than it doesn’t show up in the…