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Proposed New Downtown Market - 1996

Here’s an unbuilt one from more recent days. Despite this proposal dating to 1996, I do not remember this plan at all. With the eviction of the vendors from the old city market, with expiring leases in 1997, the city had proposed to build a combination parking garage, with retail space, east of City Hall. The vendors were in two camps. The 28 larger businesses of the main floor, and…
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Great War Veterans Association - Proposed Hall - 1919

Proposed GWVA Hall – 1919 While looking for something completely unrelated the other week, I came across this rendering. One that I had never come across before. From 1919, a proposal from architect J.P. Thomson (who’s firm is still operating today). The Great…
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Bank of Hamilton - 1920

Proposed Bank of Hamilton – Ouellette and Chatham St. 1920 Designed by Toronto architects McGiffin & Smith, this unrealized plan for a Bank of Hamilton branch at Ouellette and Chatham Streets was proposed in 1920. The building was to be covered in stone along…
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Proposed CN Station - 1945

Proposed Riverside CN Station – 1945 – John Schofield, architect The rendering above, shows the planned, and unbuilt plans, for a new CN passenger rail station along the riverfront, to replace the existing station that was located at the foot of Goyeau St, along the riverfront. CN had indicated that a new station for Windsor was a priority in the post war era. With plans for the new…
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16 Story Proposed Skyscraper - 1929

Proposed Building for Fred W. Martin – 1929 The rendering above shows the proposed building that was planned for the north east corner of Wyandotte & Ouellette. Designed by architects Dangerfield & Winter, the plan was created by Fred Martin, the man behind…
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Proposed YMCA - 1896

Here’s a proposal for a YMCA building from 1896, that never came to be. This one was planned for the north side of Ouellette Square which was the parade ground beside the Armouies (that wasn’t yet built) that was located where the Windsor Star is today (in the…
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Riverside Park Pavilion

AddressSandwich St W (now Riverside) & BruceYear 1914ArchitectJ.C. PenningtonStatusUnbuilt Proposed by the Park Committee, the pavilion above was proposed for Riverside Park at the foot of Bruce Avenue. The Pavilion designed by J.C. Pennington, was planned to be constructed of reinforced concrete with a steel truss roof, covered in Spanish tile. The piers were to be faced in brick…
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Windsor Hotel - 1914

AddressNE Corner of Wyandotte & OuelletteYear1914ArchitectJames William WilsonStatusUnbuilt The news announcing this project, along with the rendering above, appeared in the Evening Record on February 5, 1914. The description was as follows: The promoters of the…