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Chry Moto Club - 2330 McDougall Avenue

The Chry Moto club on McDougall, across from Windsor Stadium is so named for the Chrysler Motors factory that once stood a few blocks north at McDougall and Tecumseh Road. I once heard a story, I don’t remember where or from who, but they told me that this building is…
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Wyandotte and Ouellette - c. 1965

A neat view of Ouellette Avenue looking north towards Wyandotte street, from about the mid 1960’s. This corner is my favourite part of the card. The Johnson & McWhinnie designed Bank of Montreal Building, that was sadly reclad in the mid 1990’s, but beyond…
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CN Passenger Station - 1976

A neat look back at our now departed passenger station. This photo of the second Walkerville Station, was taken in August, 1976, back in the pre-via days, when the passenger system was still run by CN. It’s amazing how little this station changed from when this shot…
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Central Fire Headquarters - Pitt Street East - 1928

A neat shot here of the old Central Fire Headquarters, on Pitt Street. It was located on the north side of the street, directly across from the old City Market, between Windsor Avenue and McDougall. Designed by Albert Lothian, the building was eventually replaced by the current headquarters on Goyeau & Elliot. The building is typical of Lothian’s work. The pattern in the brickwork is…
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Prince Edward Hotel - 1928

A neat old postcard view, this one dated 1928, of the “new” Prince Edward Hotel on Ouellette and Park. Sadly this one too is long gone. I like the little bot of artistic license take with the hustle and bustle in the foreground. My favourite is the dude in…
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Heritage House For Sale

As we head into the long weekend I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable long weekend. A bit of news concerning anyone who’s interested in owning a heritage property of their own, as this great property has recently just come on the market. Details are available here…