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St George's Walkerville - 2017

Going through some older photographs, I came across these photos of St. George’s in Walkerville, just prior to demolition in April 2017. It’s hard to believe that its been four years since the church and the adjacent hall were demolished in late 2017. After sitting vacant for many years, there is finally a proposal for the land. A condo building is to be built on the site…
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391 Tecumseh Road East - Former Supertest Station

Located at 391 Tecumseh Road East at Mercer is this former auto repair shop. Judging from the signs on the building, it is owned by the WEDCSB, likely used for parking for Catholic Central Next Door. This Tudor revival style building was originally home to a Supertest…
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H. W. Patterson House - 2277 Lincoln Road

Image from Google Streetview Down in my neighbourhood in South Walkerville is this handsome Georgian style brick home. The house was built in 1924 by Harry W. (H.W.) Patterson. Patterson at his retirement from the Airport in 1959 Patterson was an interesting man.
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Hiram Walker Bottling Plant

A view of the Hiram Walker Bottling Building. This one was built around 1906 and was located on the south side of Riverside Drive to the east of the employee parking lot opposite the main office. The site today is a vacant lot. The building was demolished in September 1971. According to the article at the time, the building had been vacant since 1960, when the blending operations…
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586-596 Ouellette Avenue

Image from Google Streetview – 2016 The building on the north east corner of Ouellette & Wyandotte Streets has long been one that interested me. It looks like a standard building that you can find all over every city in North America. However, it is the victim of a renovation that hasn’t aged well. I believe it was renovated around 1992. Photo from 2008 Before becoming a…
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Car Barn Designation Moving Forward

University Avenue West Card Barns c 1921 Hey there, sorry it’s been quiet over here at International Metropolis world headquarters. We’re actually in the middle of finalizing a forthcoming book that will be out later this fall, published by our friends at…
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From Wigle Park to Yankee Stadium

In 1928, one year after winning the World Series, Yankees spitball pitcher Urban Shocker died at age 37 in Denver from a heart ailment. He pitched from 1916-1928, with both the New York Yankees and St. Louis Brown. Led the Majors in Wins in 1921 and led the Majors in…