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Mandarin Garden - 1927 - 1933

Throughout the years of looking at old postcards, and old newspapers, starting in the mid 1920s , I would often come across ads for the Mandarin Garden, or see the distinctive multi storey sign near Ouellette & University in postcards or pictures of downtown. In late December, 1926, an article appeared in the paper, announcing that the Gan brothers, well known restaurateurs of Ottawa…
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Baby Park

Back in 2007, this website took a look at Boose’s Tourist Camp on Dougall Ave at Eugenie. In the 1920s & 1930s, as more people acquired cars, Motor Touring was quite popular and all those road trips meant that people needed somewhere to stay. Tourist camps began…
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Reaume Community Centre Subdivsion - 1924

Ad from 1924 The early 1920s were boom years in the Border Cities, with land to the east of the city of Windsor being the big movers. The Reaume Organization was one of the larger land developers in the area. Ulysses Guy Reaume, was the mayor of Ford City, eventually the…
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2031 Vimy Ave

Ad from 1929 Harley Kerr was a prominent building and developer in South Walkerville in the pre-depression days. In fact it seems he built and designed most of the block of Vimy between Kildare & Byng. The house above in the ad was then 71 Vimy. It looks like today, the house is 2031 Vimy, and as of the streetview time, the original garage is still standing back there. Image from…
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Memorial Park Subdivision - 1925

While trying to discover some information behind the old restroom building in Memorial Park, I came across a few old advertisements for the neighbourhood from 1925, when it was first being laid out. Memorial Park Comfort Station – c. 1926Memorial Park Gates I…
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Clinton Park Subdivision 1913

The early years of development of the city in the boom years before WWI saw parcels of the city being purchased and subdivided to meet the growing need for new residential areas in the Border Cities. One of these subdivisions was the Clinton Subdivision. Encompassing the…
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Riverside Brewery Share Offer - 1934

A old ad that ran in August 1934, offering shares in the Riverside Brewing Corporation. Looks like the Riverside Brewing Company was founded in 1933, according to the ad, to “take over the business and assets of the Riverside Brewery Company Limited” which itself was founded in 1925. Sounds like the original Riverside Brewery ran from 1925 to 1933, when it must have gone under. This…
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The Ambassador Hotel - 1928

A view of the Ambassador Hotel. I believe this one was situated at the south west corner of Riverside and Goyeau. Hot and Cold running water, all for $1.50 and up. A buck and a half then is equivalent to just over $20 today. Hotel room prices have certainly risen…