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2009 – The Year In Review

Sadly, 2009 goes into the books as another banner year for demolitions.

JANUARY – PRINCE OF WALES

1918 – 2009. To be replaced with the new Engineering Building at the University of Windsor.

JANUARY – ROYALE TAVERN

c. 1920 – 2009. Replaced by a Shoppers Drug Mart.

FEBRUARY – LEAR WINDSOR

1965 – 2009. Vacant lot, possible reuse as a parking lot.

FEBRUARY – PRINCESS ANNE SCHOOL

1956 – 2009. To be rebuilt as the Dr. David Suzuki School.

FEBRUARY – 1657 PELISSIER

1920’s – 2009. Now a parking lot.

APRIL – LAKEWOOD CLUB HOUSE, TECUMSEH

1920’s – 2009. Community Park. Although could have been reused for park facilities.

APRIL – BILL HOWITT DEALERSHIP

1940’s – 2009. Future parking lot.

JULY – 330 & 321 CALIFORNIA AVE

Both houses c. 1900 – 2009. Parking lot.

SEPTEMBER – 975 OUELLETTE AVE

c. 1918 – 2009. Parking Lot.

SEPTEMBER – MONMOUTH ROAD HOUSES

c. 1920 – 2009. Expanded school yard.

OCTOBER – 304 GLENGARRY

1890 – 2009. Vacant property, along with entire city block.

NOVEMBER – SERVICE STATION + [3 HOUSES ON LINCOLN DEMOLISHED EARLIER IN 2009]

1920 – 2009. Vacant lot. Future parking.

DRIC DEMOLITIONS

Blue Bell Motel

Huron Church House

Cousineau Road House

Malden Road House

Feelgood’s Bar

HOWARD AVENUE GRADE SEPARATION DEMOLITIONS

Ferguson Glass

Dayus Roofing Complex

Bedroom Depot

Despite all the demolitions above, this place at 501 Erie, which was ordered to be demolished by August 1, 2008 still stands. Welcome to Windsor.

Hopefully 2010 is kinder, with a little less demolition. Hard to believe there was anything left to knock down in ’09.

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Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. No drinking and driving, call yourself a cab, it’s not worth it…

See you here tomorrow for a little news on what to expect in 2010 on IM.
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