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Ouellette & Riverside - 1963

Looking north towards Detroit, August 5, 1963 One of those cool but depressing photos, showing the first block of Ouellette from 1963. Every building in this shot on the Windsor side, is long lost to history. The Norwich block on the left, wiped out for the Chrysler Canada office building. The facade of the TD bank on the corner, remains in storage, awaiting a proposal for its reuse. On the…
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Geo E. White & Sons Building Demolition

The site on Wednesday April 10, 2019. I noticed earlier this week, that the George E White company building that was located on the north east corner of Shepard & Windsor, directly across the street from the Windsor Truck & Storage building was wiped away. I…
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1466 Ouellette

So a few months ago one of those little weird medical offices was demolished further up Ouellette. I noticed that this one at 1466 Ouellette, near Sheppard (which was pretty much a twin of the other one) came down earlier this week as well. From what I can remember it’s been empty for the last few years. Google Streetview history shows in 2009 it was home to Relaxation World, back when the…
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Freedom Way - 2002

Going through some old photos, I came across this one from 2002, looking north along Freedom Way from Park St towards University. It shows the long demolished Top Hat Restaurant and the recently demolished Tunnel Bar-B-Q. Have a good safe long weekend everyone. See you back…
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359 Goyeau

Now that the old Nut House is gone, and the Tunnel Bar-B-Q as well, this old law office at 359 Goyeau, immediately south of the Nut House should be the next to go. A nice old c. 1900 brick house, long ago altered for commercial use. Pretty soon this will be just a memory…
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Farewell Tunnel Bar-B-Q

A few shots from Thursday evening and the remains of the Tunnel Bar-B-Q. Some internal steel is still standing… But otherwise she’s just a pile of rubble. This little section at the far east end of the building is all that’s left standing. While it’s sad to see a long time institution go, by the end it wasn’t what it used to be. The space will be replaced with a…
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3857 Riverside Dr E

As someone mentioned recently in the comments, here’s another recent demolition. 3857 Riverside Dr E, between Strabane and George. It was most recently “The Windsor inn on the river” a B&B. It has had a standing demolition permit for the last several…