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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 Howard Ave at the south end of the Roundhouse Plaza. Interesting to note that that block of Victoria has recently been…
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I.O.D.E. Hospital - Prince Road - 1972

Above is a shot, of what was being used in 1972 as the regional children’s centre on the grounds of the I.O.D.E. Hospital, which was later Western Hospital, and is today known as the Tayfour Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital. The Building above originally opened as…
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Scale Model of the Metropolitan Hospital Expansion - 1972

A view today of the architect’s scale model of the expansion of Met Hospital. The expansion that made the hospital look like it did above was done in 1974, and brought the hospital from 360 beds to 507 beds. Another expansion in the more recent past in 2005 gave us the hospital we have today. Underneath all the expansions though you will find glimpses of the 1928 Walkerville General Hospital…
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Coming Soon - 2014 IM Calendar

Hey guys, just a heads up that the 2014 calendars are going to press in the next few days. Details and pricing to follow. There’s a new supplier this year and it will likely result in a price decrease over last year’s calendar. This one will also be a 13 month…
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HighwayTavern - 592 Dougall

The old Highway Tavern at the corner of Wyandotte and Dougall, which oddly enough actually has a Dougall Avenue municipal address, is likely not long for this world. This old place, built into a large old residential property, recently had a demolition permit requested. The…
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Willistead - 1906

A nice old shot from the Library of Congress showing the Albert Kahn designed Willistead Manor. Interesting to see the original landscaping, before the grounds became the park it is today. An interesting detail shot, there’s a glimpse of a worker there…. As…