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417 Ouellette Avenue

Since I sometimes get inspired, and plan out posts weeks in advance, occasionally things happen, and I miss out… Like this for example. The fire last month on Ouellette Avenue. The store front that was once home to Valerie’s Ladies Fashions was among my favourite places along Ouellette. It was once of the few unaltered store fronts along Ouellette where you could get a feel for the…
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Riverside Library

From the Windsor Star May 17, 1954. The Ontario Department of Education has tentatively approved plans for Riverside’s proposed new $55,000 public library, pictured above in a sketch prepared by the Windsor firm of Johnson and Mcwhinnie, architects. The project is still…
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Sandwich Street - 1954

Once again, a Happy Friday to everyone! Today’s old photo shows us a view along Sandwich St with a date of April 19, 1954. A nice close up view of the old retail that was once along this stretch of Sandwich St. You could get your TV repaired, and pick up some Bologna within step of each other. View Larger Map Here is a view of the same scene today, what a difference 57 years makes. Have a…
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Ojibway Blast Furnace - 1935

Happy Friday everyone! This Friday’s old photo is dated August 18, 1935, and the caption reads “Canadian Steel Plant Ojibway”. In this photo we’re looking east back towards Brighton Beach, the river is to our back, and that boat slip, is the one we…
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2010 - The Year In Review

Well here we are again, another year in the book, and another chance to take a look back the demolition tally of 2010. This year there was a lot of demolitions, some of them due to DRIC, some of them not… 1017 Ouellette, this one came down hopefully to help make the future brighter for the neighbouring Medical Arts building. The Towing Yard at Walker & The EC Row The Northern Belle…
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University & Victoria - 2001

I hope everyone had a good weekend, and now it’s time to try and work off the extra pounds lumped on this weekend. Something nice and light for today. 🙂 This photo was taken in October, 2001 and shows the Sofo’s Restaurant at the corner of University and…
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2720 Grand Marais

A few of the places lost in the DRIC demolition that I’ve been meaning to post about for while now. Someone added it to the “future topics” on the right, when the death fences went up in August. I drove past the site the other week, and can confirm that…