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Proposed Hiram Walker Memorial - 1927

From the Border Cities Star – May 28, 1927: Walkerville ratepayers will vote Monday on a bylaw providing for the expenditure of $10,000 to construct the memorial shown in the sketch in honor of the late Hiram Walker, founder and benefactor of the municipality. The memorial, if approved, will be located at the north side of Willistead, the beautiful mansion erected by E. Chandler Walker, a…
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Assumption High School - c. 1965

An old postcard view of the new Assumption High School, as noted on the back of the card “directed by the BASILIAN FATHERS” My favourite part of the card is the fact that Huron Church road looks like a rinky dink little 4 lane roads with a grassy median in the…
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Our Lady of the Lake - Walkerville

Continuing with the early era, edge of Walkerville churches, here today is an old postcard again about 1910, showing our Lady of the Lake church in Walkerville. Last known as Our Lady of the Rosary, the church was built in 1908 and closed in 2007, and it is currently vacant. The intersection of Drouillard and Riverside drive looked more like a rural setting back a century ago. Have a great weekend…
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Methodist Church - Walkerville

Today’s postcard dates to about 1910 and shows the Walkerville Methodist Church. This church building was the forerunner to the Lincoln Road united church building that is there today. It was built on Lincoln Road because Hiram Walker didn’t feel the need for a…
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2014 International Metropolis Calendars Are In!

The 2014 Edition of the Calendar is in! This year I’ve got a new supplier, so that means they’re a little different… They’re no longer coil bound… The interior calendar grid is a little different… And this year they are a 13 month…
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Bartlet Building Annex - 1927

An old image of the Bartlet Building Annex, from a chamber of commerce publication in 1927. The original Bartlet building is immediately east, while the taller annex building was built in 1924, and designed by David J. Cameron & William M. Ralston. Interesting to note…
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University & Victoria - 1972

A shot of the ground floor banking space in the Metropolitan Building from an ad that was published in 1972. A neat shot of the corner when it was occupied. The last tenant that I can remember was the HSCB bank, that has since moved to the old Krispy Kreme doughnut shop on…