Monthly Archives: January 2008

Twin City – Part I

January 31, 2008
Twin City – Part I

Today’s post is a little different, today we take a trip across the ocean to visit one of Windsor’s Twin Cities. Since 1963, Windsor has been twinned with the City of Saint-Etienne in France. Oddly enough as further proof of what a small world it is, I have family living in Saint-Etienne, and my...

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Last Chance

January 30, 2008

To cast your vote for International Metropolis in the 2007 Canadian Blog Awards. If you have already done so, thank you! If you haven’t, please take one final opportunity to do so here: http://www.polldaddy.com/poll.aspx?p=250343. Thanks to Paul @ Windsor Municipal Shadow for forwarding this link to James Bow’s Blog. James Bow writes an analysis...

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Out With The Old… In With The New…

January 30, 2008
Out With The Old… In With The New…

All of today’s photos come from reader submissions… The first set is from Luc, who sent along a few progress photos of the new Walker Road underpass. Work is progressing nicely. Maybe someone who understands the project (I’m looking at our local railfans) can explain to us what we’re seeing. o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o- The next set...

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Paramount Cafeteria

January 29, 2008
Paramount Cafeteria

Scouring through my old postcards, I came across this old rarely seen view of the Paramount Cafeteria. The back denotes the cafeteria to be in the basement of the Paramount Building. The room still exists, and unbelievely has really only seen minor renovations over the years, and only a few small changes. Today the...

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St. Edmond

January 28, 2008
St. Edmond

A pair of old downtown area postcards for today. First up is St. Edmond School. It was located on Tuscarora Ave. just east of Marentette, behind what was then Immaculate Conception Church, in fact, you can catch a glimpse of the church on the left side fo the card. I’m not sure when the...

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Canadian Blog Awards

January 26, 2008
Canadian Blog Awards

The clock is ticking down on the voting for the final round of the C.B.A. for 2008. Voting closes Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 11:59 Pacific Time. There are a ton of great blogs that are finalists, including several Windsor based ones. International Metropolis is a finalist in the Best Local Blog Catergory. If...

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Walker and Wyandotte

January 25, 2008
Walker and Wyandotte

I recently paid a visit to the newly leveled Wyandotte St. section just east of Walker Rd. Then Now It sure looks funny to see that underpass gone. However as you can see by the two photos above, your tax dollars are hard at work, and nothing but the highest quality sidewalks were installed.

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Chanoso’s

January 24, 2008
Chanoso’s

Or at least as it looked, pre-Chanoso’s. Over at the excelent Windsor Blog, Scale Down, Windsor… the other day I was giving Mark Boscariol a hard time over his choice of stucco to reface the buildings that house Chanoso’s and the Sushi Place next door (the name currently escapes me…). While it was mostly...

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Final Reminder & Finalist!

January 23, 2008
Final Reminder & Finalist!

Don’t forget! Hopefully some of you will be able to come by and say hello… WE Speak Bloggers Meet Date: Wednesday January 23rd, 2008 Location: The Mill, 3199 Sandwich St, Windsor Time: 8:00 pm The Mill has parking in the back and best of all – free wireless internet, if you wish to bring...

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