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Cleary Auditorium c. 1980

Here’s a view of the original Cleary Auditorium on Riverside Dr W and Ferry St. Although it was universally despised during the time leading up to the  renovation, it’s a shame it was altered away from the architect’s vision. It was a pretty good looking…
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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…
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Ferry Dock - Looking South - c. 1912

A neat shot, and one from a perspective rarely seen, this one taken from the ferry, looking south towards today’s Riverside Drive (then Sandwich Street). At the corner of Riverside and Ouellette, a banner proclaims “Windsor Races Today”, for the Horse Races at the Jockey Club, which was located at the site of what is today Jackson Park and Kennedy Collegiate Institute. The…
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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…