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Sandwich and Ouellette - c 1928

A view looking east along Sandwich Street (today’s Riverside drive) just west of Ouellette Ave. It’s hard to believe that we still live in the same city today. So much has changed. With the exception of the one building that houses the Whiskey River next to the…
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Hotel Dieu - c. 1925

A neat old view of the south east corner of Erie and Ouellette, the block immediately south of Monday’s shot. While the Masonic Temple is still standing and in use, this one is long gone… A neat old building, and hard to imagine when it was built, it was out on…
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Ouellette & Chatham - 1913

A great postcard, looking north on Ouellette towards Chatham. On the left is the Victoria Building that burnt to the ground in the 1940s. Beyond that the old Post Office demolished and replaced by the Paul Martin Building. One of my favourite parts of this card, is the east…
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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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Electa Hall

Photo from Google Streetview Built in 1962 and designed by Johnson-McWhinne, the old Electa Hall at Patrica and University is soon to meet the wrecking ball. While, I’m more a fan of the 1960’s section to the south of the property the whole thing, both the…
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Cleary Auditorium c. 1980

Here’s a view of the original Cleary Auditorium on Riverside Dr W and Ferry St. Although it was universally despised during the time leading up to the  renovation, it’s a shame it was altered away from the architect’s vision. It was a pretty good looking…