Windsor

Downtown Renovations

While walking downtown along Ouellette the other day, I saw a few renovations in full swing. The old kiddie bar Voodoo is being renovated, the crappy facade has been peeled away, and upper windows, long covered up have been revealed. Hopefully the new plans involve keeping them. And a little bit north looks like my personal favourite teatment “The Stucco” will be coming to Visions of…
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Last Days of the Tunnel Bar-B-Q

As everyone knows the Tunnel Bar-B-Q property was purchased by the University of Windsor as part of their new downtown campus. The property is to be redeveloped, and a new school building will rise on its site. The other day I noticed that the street between the Tunnel…
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Hiram Walker Staff - 1893

From the Mason & Rice archives, comes this great shot of the entire staff (I’m assuming just the office staff) of Hiram Walker & Sons, gathered on the lawn behind the office on Riverside Drive in 1893. There’s an impressive array of mustaches on display in this shot… I’m trying to determine if that’s Hiram himself on the far left. I think it might…
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Windsor to Tecumseh - One Fare - c. 1930

I’m still amazed at what an extensive travel network we once had all over Essex County, what equally amazing is how this little tiny bits of history, like old transit tickets survived all these years… Have a great long weekend everyone! Take note, there will be no post tomorrow or Monday. While Monday isn’t a holiday for everyone, it is for me, plus it’s also Opening Day…
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St. Mary's Church - Walkerville - c 1905

I like this postcard view from Walkerville, looking south on Devonshire Rd towards, what was then the brand new St. Mary’s Church. While it’s a pretty common view, it’s a rare one, where you can line up the view and it looks almost identical a century…