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Metropolitan Explosion - 1960 - Interview with officer Paul Linton

Today’s post is a guest post by regular reader Luc. He managed to track down and do a brief interview with one of the first officers on the scene the afternoon of October 25, 1960 when the explosion went off at the Metropolitan Store on Ouellette Avenue. A big thank you goes out to Luc for his detective work and his willingness to share this story with all of us. Officer Paul Linton is seen…
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Electa Hall

Photo from Google Streetview Built in 1962 and designed by Johnson-McWhinne, the old Electa Hall at Patrica and University is soon to meet the wrecking ball. While, I’m more a fan of the 1960’s section to the south of the property the whole thing, both the…

Back to School

In recognition of it being back to school time, here’s one of those rare old Windsor Postcards where the view is still the same today… This shot of Assumption College (today’s Dillion Hall) dates to c. 1964. Designed by local architect Albert Lothian…
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McDougall Avenue - 2005

Going through some old photographs the other day and I came across these two shots from 2005. It’s amazing how much this street has changed in the last decade. The building above is long gone, and the whole block has been redeveloped. The Goodwill and Maxim Medical buildings now occupy this site. This building, the next block north is also long gone. There was a large fire in the front part…
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