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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 who frequent Walkerville would love to have four more shops there today to frequent. On the night of the famous blackout of…
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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 morning, with lots of pedestrians and the streetcar cruising into the frame. There sure were many grand buildings in…
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Old City Hall - 1920

Old City Hall taken in 1920. Formerly a public school it was repurposed and used as Windsor’s second City Hall, until replaced by the current one in 1956. Now there’s a new one coming, and some discussion has come up about how much should be spent. What do you…