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Top Hat - Part I

Once upon a time, Windsor was the King of Entertainment. Supper-Clubs with big-name entertainment was common, among the biggest were the Elmwood (covered recently here, here and here), The Metropole and the Top Hat (which we looked at back in May). Today we look at some…
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More Buses

More gems from the Bernie Drouillard Collection. Thanks to John for scaning them. This one dates to June of 1967, and shows SWA # 339. Looking south on Ouellette Ave., from the corner at Wyandotte St. The still new-ish Dominion/Reitman’s building built in 1965 is visible behind the bus, as is the Vanity Theatre Marquee. June 1967, Finds SWA # 351 parked in a lot downtown, check it out a…
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Univeristy of Windsor

For all the students heading back to school next week, here’s a look back at the beginnings of the University of Windsor. Campus looked pretty bare back in ’54. University Centre, built in 1962, is at the heart of the University of Windsor campus, an…
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Palace Theatre - 1985

We were talking on Friday about the original Palace Theatre on Ouellette Ave. The following photos were forwarded to me by Darren at artwindsor.org, who took them from his apartment at the Royal Windsor Terrace where he lived at the time. The theatre was opened in 1920, as the Allen Theatre, which was a chain across Canada and the USA in the late 1910’s and early 1920’s. It was…
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