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Ojibway Tornado – June 17, 1946

April 23, 2014

OJIBWAY, ONT – An unidentified man sits dejectedly amid the ruin caused by the tornado which struck here yesterday evening (6/17). CREDIT (ACME PHOTO) 6/17/46 Today’s photo comes from longtime reader Luc B., who sent along this photo and wondered if anyone recognized the unidentified man in the photo? I hope everyone had a...

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Metropole Tavern – c. 1960

April 16, 2014

An old postcard shot looking south on Walker Road at Niagara Street in Walkerville. It shows what was then the Metropole Tavern, it was more recently known as Big Tony’s after a long run as California’s. A detail shot of the great old neon...

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Oak Ridge Golf Club – Sandwich – c. 1909

April 14, 2014

An old postcard showing the clubhouse of the Oak Ridge Golf Club which was located in Sandwich on the Yawkey and Freeman farm. The club moved shortly after this photo to what is today’s Mic Mac Park on Prince rd, before moving out to...

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Patterson Collegiate Institute

April 11, 2014

A few shots of Windsor’s first secondary school. Located on Goyeau and Elliot, directly across the street from where today you will find the Central Fire Hall. The site...

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King Edward School – Walkerville – c. 1910

April 9, 2014

The original Albert Kahn designed school, built in 1906. It was located on Chilver Rd, on a block bounded by Chilver, Cataraqui, Windermere and Niagara in old Walkerville. The...

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Kildare & Niagara – c. 1908

April 7, 2014

A neat shot of Kildare Road looking south towards Niagara from St. Mary’s Gate. On the right hand side are two houses. The closest one is today 873 Kildare,...

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Proposed Civic Centre Plan – 1952

April 4, 2014

From the Windsor Daily Star – December 29, 1952: Board of Control recently took the initial step in what could be one of the greatest civic projects Windsor has...

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Sofo’s – University Ave – 2002

April 2, 2014

Here’s a throwback on this lovely Wednesday, going back to the corner of University and Victoria, about 12 years ago. There used to be a Sofo’s Greek restaurant on...

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Opening Day

March 31, 2014

A sure sign of spring, the return of Baseball!

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Ouellette and Park – 2002

March 28, 2014
Ouellette and Park – 2002

A view of the block on Ouellette, just south of Park Street which burned down in 2002. Just the other week an announcement was made about a new development...

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Salt Mine Sinkhole – 1954

March 26, 2014
Salt Mine Sinkhole – 1954

From the collection of Carl C. Thanks to reader Carl C. for passing along a copy of this image from his collection. It shows a different view and angle...

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Canderel Building – January 2002

March 24, 2014

Here’s another picture of the corner of Riverside and Ouellette with work a little farther along. As you can see the building has risen above ground and is starting...

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Nevin Bock – Walkerville – September 2001

March 21, 2014

Sticking with our journey through the old pictures this week, is this shot of the Nevin Block, immediately west of the Walkerville Theatre, and currently home to Loreli’s Bistro....

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Wyandotte Street – Walkerville – July 2001

March 19, 2014

An interesting look back at the liveliest block in Old Walkerville, as it appeared in July 2001. The corner store just closed in 2013, but what a difference. This...

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Canderel Building Construction – March 2001

March 17, 2014

Hard to believe that I shot these pictures 13 years ago. This shows the corner of Riverside and Ouellette with the Canderel Building under construction. This sign makes mention...

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Pare Electric Ltd – 912 Tecumseh Rd E – 1969

March 14, 2014

An old ad today for Pare Electric Limited at 912 Tecumseh just east of Parent, 912 Tecumseh Road East today is home to the Adriatic Bakery. In the pre-cable...

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Windsor’s Strip – 1970

March 12, 2014

From the Windsor Star – June 13, 1970 It’s not exactly the Vegas Strip or even Toronto’s Yonge St. strip – but it has the makings. The area is...

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Ouellette & Park – c. 1933

March 10, 2014

An old look back at the north east corner of Ouellette and Park. The old Prince Edward Hotel sat on the corner, it was demolished as replaced with the...

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Highway Tavern Demolition – Part 2

March 7, 2014
Highway Tavern Demolition – Part 2

I took a ride by the old Highway Tavern the other day to check out the progress. I was surprised to find the site empty. They made really quick...

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Highway Tavern Demolition

March 5, 2014

Demolition of the former Highway Tavern got under way earlier this week as the building eaters scraped away this large building on the edge of downtown. Reader Lisa T....

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Sandwich Street Looking East – 1915

March 3, 2014
Sandwich Street Looking East – 1915

This photographs was taken just west of Ferry Street looking east towards Ferry. The site occupied today by the St Clair Centre For The Arts (ex Cleary Auditorium), the...

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Mystery Building – 1915

February 28, 2014

This building was included in an album of photos of Windsor and Walkerville and was dated 1915. Unfortunately there zero info with the photographs, and while I looked for...

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Merchant’s Bank – 1920

February 26, 2014

A look today at the south east corner of Ouellette and Chatham today. Standing on the corner is the Merchant’s Bank of Canada building. To the left of the...

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Calendar Clearout Sale

February 24, 2014
Calendar Clearout Sale

Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a golden weekend. To celebrate the end of the Olympics, and to clear out some stock that’s recently been returned from the retail...

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Ouellette Avenue Rose Garden – c 1933

February 21, 2014

From the same tourist brochure is the photo above. The caption reads: Rose Gardens, Ouellette Avenue, Windsor This shot is taken along Ouellette Avenue in front of what was...

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Kingsville-On-The-Lake Part 2 – c. 1933

February 19, 2014

Continuing our look at Kingsville, there are a few more shots today… Boats leave from this wharf at Kingsville for Pelee Island From No. 2 tee, Kingsville 18-hole Golf...

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Kingsville-On-The-Lake Part 1 – c. 1933

February 17, 2014

From a travel guide from the early 1930′s is this little trip out to Kingsville… The write up on Kingsville is as follows: Kingsville is one of the most...

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Windsor – Detroit Subway – 1925

February 14, 2014

One to file in the proposed, but unbuilt files. From November 1925, came this proposal for an electric subway train under the river linking Windsor and Detroit. The caption...

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February 12, 2014

The Town of Walkerville election notice in the December 6, 1934 issue of the Walkerville News. The ballot included a vote on Amalgamation with the Border Communities, the Walkerville...

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St Mary’s Academy

February 10, 2014

A full frontal view of St. Mary’s Academy along Ouellette Avenue, from the early 1920′s. The original spire of St. Alphonsus church is visible behind the school, labeled as...

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