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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 side of Ouellette. It’s so sparse, it almost looks like it could be a small town out in the county…
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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…
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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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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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Ferry Dock - Looking South - c. 1912

A neat shot, and one from a perspective rarely seen, this one taken from the ferry, looking south towards today’s Riverside Drive (then Sandwich Street). At the corner of Riverside and Ouellette, a banner proclaims “Windsor Races Today”, for the Horse Races at the Jockey Club, which was located at the site of what is today Jackson Park and Kennedy Collegiate Institute. The…
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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…