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Calendars for sale this Weekend

This Saturday only, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, copies of the IM 2014 calendar will be available at the Border City Knits booth at the Made in Windsor Show and Sale. The calendars will only be there on Saturday (tomorrow), not tonight. As always, they’re also available here directly from the Shop. Picture are below… Come on out, this show is a great chance for unique local…
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Walkerville General Hospital - 1928

A great old photograph of the Walkerville General Hospital shortly after opening. Better known as Metropolitan General Hospital, that building is still there hiding behind the many additions over the years. On a side note, you may experience some delay in comments being…


In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and…
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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…

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…

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…