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First Game - Detroit Cougars - 1926

In honour of hockey season making a return, we take a look at the Detroit Cougars (the Red Wing nickname didn’t come into use until 1932) inaugural season in 1926, played right here at the Border Cities Arena. The first team in 1926-27. From Wikipedia: At the April…
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The Municipal Courts Building - 1955

Today we take a look at the old Municipal Courts Building. Built in 1955 and designed by Sheppard & Masson. Sheppard & Masson would also design the new City Hall that was erected the next year in 1956. A copy of the ad that appeared in the Windsor Daily Star – June 26, 1955, inviting the general public to come tour the new facility. Under the supervision of Art Teacher Mr. Bruce…
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Displaced By The 401 - 1956

From the Windsor Daily Star – August 30, 1956: DISPLACED BY 401 – Six houses are being moved to make way for an overpass for Highway 401. This is being moved along North Talbot Rd., between Howard Ave. and Walker Rd., to its new location, a trip of about a…
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Wyandotte and Lincoln - 1929

From the Border Cities Star – February 7, 1929: (Thanks to regular reader Mike F. for pointing out this photo to me…) This view of Wyandotte street, Walkerville, looking east from the Windsor boundary, shows the town’s principal business district. On either side of the street is lined with flourishing, progressive business establishments that are second to none in the Border…
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2013 Calendar - Final Week

IT’s the final week of the 2013 International Metropolis Calendar pre-sale. This year’s calendar is priced at $21.50 + $7.00 s&h/HST, however for the duration of the pre-sale the calendars will be priced at $20.00 with a flat $2.00 per item for s&h/HST.