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McDougall Avenue - 2005

Going through some old photographs the other day and I came across these two shots from 2005. It’s amazing how much this street has changed in the last decade. The building above is long gone, and the whole block has been redeveloped. The Goodwill and Maxim Medical…
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Begley Public School - 2003

Driving along Assumption the other day I passed the new Begley Public School. It got me to thinking about how even recently lost building can quickly be forgotten and disappear from memory. It’s easy to forget the old Begley Public School that once stood on the same site, now gone forever like so many other buildings in our city… Have a great weekend everyone, see you back here…
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Wyandotte & Windermere - 2003

It’s funny how quickly we can forget what used to be on the site of our empty lots today. For example the parking lot on the north east corner of Wyandotte and Windermere was once a block with four shops on the main floor and apartments above. I’m sure that those…
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Where 40,000 Volumes Await Readers - 1925

This picture above shows the old Carnegie Library at Park & Victoria in September, 1925. A library is a sort of “poor man’s college” where books and volumes of every kind under the sun are loaned to borrowers. This photo shows a portion of the Windsor Public Library, which houses over 40,000 volumes, and possesses a patronage that is growing steadily, year by year. 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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Ouellette & Chatham - 1920

Today’s shot is looking at the southeast corner of Ouellette & Chatham in the spring of 1920. This shot shows the then newish Merchant’s Bank on the corner, with the former Ouellette House, that once stood on the corner, just to the east. A busy spring…