Monthly Archives: March 2007

Shaarey Zedek Synagogue

March 30, 2007
Shaarey Zedek Synagogue

While out last weekend with a friend from Detroit who runs a really interesting website on the Lost Synagogues of Detroit: http://shtetlhood.com/, I was giving him the tour of the Windsor Synagogues when we got to Shaarey Zedek. Located on Gilles Blvd. this synagogue was built in 1957. According to the Windsor Jewish Federation...

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Dayspring Church Of Windsor

March 29, 2007
Dayspring Church Of Windsor

I’ve driven past this church for years, and wondered about it. It looks like it was built minus the tower and steeple. I’m guessing that it was designed, as many churches were, to add the rest later as the funds were raised. The sign on the outside reads: “Dayspring Church of Windsor”. According to...

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Help Save Festival Epicure

March 28, 2007

Forwarding on an e-mail I recieved today: At a time when tourism in this region is at an all time low, it is important to keep established events that the community and tourists alike look forward to every year. No, taxpayers should not be responsible for footing the bill, but busineses in our region...

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Met Hospital Then and Now

March 28, 2007
Met Hospital Then and Now

c. 1925 2007. Look closely, you can still catch glimpses of the original building behind the modern monstrosity.

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Eastside Blight

March 27, 2007
Eastside Blight

First a Woolco, this massive store anchored the Eastown Plaza at Tecumseh and Lauzon Roads in Windsor’s far east end, along with local grocery store N&D. While Woolco went under in the US in 1983, they hung around in Canada until 1994, when the Boys from Bentonville bought them out, and converted the stores...

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This could be interesting…

March 26, 2007

If you’ve got no plans tomorrow morning, this could be interesting to go see… MARCH 26, 2007 – 09:22 ET WHISTLEBLOWER’S EVIDENCE ON AGENDA AT HISTORIC FARM TRIBUNAL TUESDAY Manager’s evidence supports charges longtime Canadian workers at Ontario factory farm operation were fired for union activities and replaced by temporary workers from Asia Attention:...

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Foundry Time

March 26, 2007
Foundry Time

On a rainy Sunday morning, where better to be than sightseeing with my friend Lowell Boileau. One of our first stops was to see the massive behemoth known officially as the Windsor Casting Plant, but known to most simply as the foundry. Scheduled to be closed as part of “the way forward”, it will...

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No Frills

March 23, 2007
No Frills

The Planning Advisory Committee yesterday approved Loblaws application to build a No Frills brand grocery store on the N.E. corner of Wyandotte St W. & Crawford. Most of the houses that will be demolished have already been purchased by Loblaws. Here are the ones that are already vacant. Of note, this one above is...

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Peace Beacon – Part II

March 22, 2007
Peace Beacon – Part II

The concrete behemoth continues to rise at Dieppe Park. The clock ticks closer to midnight for the Cleary Guest House.

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