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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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Begley Public School - 2003

Driving along Assumption the other day I passed the new Begley Public School. It got me to thinking about how even recently lost building can quickly be forgotten and disappear from memory. It’s easy to forget the old Begley Public School that once stood on the same site, now gone forever like so many other buildings in our city… Have a great weekend everyone, see you back here…
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Ouellette Looking South c. 1940

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s an old shot looking south along Ouellette from near the present day intersection with University. The building in the foreground to the left is the old Palace Theatre building, demolished in the mid 1980’s. Next to that is the building that’s home to Ray & Kim’s today, still standing, as is the Canada Building to the south. Next to the…
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Wyandotte & Windermere - 2003

It’s funny how quickly we can forget what used to be on the site of our empty lots today. For example the parking lot on the north east corner of Wyandotte and Windermere was once a block with four shops on the main floor and apartments above. I’m sure that those…