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2540 McDougall - Death Fences

I took these photos last Wednesday, so they are a week old, and it’s possible that the building is already gone. It’s not an architectural treasure, but this warehouse still tells part of the story of this part of town. McDougall between Eugenie and Gilles is in my opinion one of the most threatened parts of the city. It’s part of the story of Windsor’s and its…
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Riverside and Aylmer

I’m sure that many readers are familiar with the long vacant and derelict house at the s.w. corner of Riverside Drive East and Aylmer. View Larger Map As the years have gone on, the house has been getting worse and worse. We’ll low and behold I drove past it…
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2010 - The Year In Review

Well here we are again, another year in the book, and another chance to take a look back the demolition tally of 2010. This year there was a lot of demolitions, some of them due to DRIC, some of them not… 1017 Ouellette, this one came down hopefully to help make the future brighter for the neighbouring Medical Arts building. The Towing Yard at Walker & The EC Row The Northern Belle…
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2720 Grand Marais

A few of the places lost in the DRIC demolition that I’ve been meaning to post about for while now. Someone added it to the “future topics” on the right, when the death fences went up in August. I drove past the site the other week, and can confirm that…
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Demolition Time

Another weekend in the books, and with today’s post, another month as well. This post wraps up November, as Wednesday’s post ushers in November. Time to get caught up on some Demolitions around town. The photo above is from Saturday morning, and the demolition…
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Edgewater Marine Demolition

Another long time landmark bit the dust last week. Last Tuesday the 14th, time ran out for the former Lakeview Edgewater Marine building at Lauzon & Riverside. The building dates back quite a while and is shown on the 1937 Fire Map as an auto repair garage. I also have it first listed in the 1923 City Directory as the Island View Garage, so I suspect this is close to the date of…
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Top Valu

This is one I’ve been meaning to post for a little while. The other week, while heading out to the east side, I came upon this corner, and was shocked to find a pile of rubble. The Top Valu car wash and gas station has been wiped from the landscape. Any Eastsiders…
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Weekend Demolition

Last Thursday night, on my way home from work, I was coming up McDougall when look what my eye see… The famous building eaters. A neat old factory, was last used as a place called Rust Shield a subsidiary of Flex-N-Gate, a large US based Auto parts supplier. Like may…