Monthly Archives: June 2008

So Long It’s Been Good To Know Ya…

June 30, 2008
So Long It’s Been Good To Know Ya…

So I have no idea why this demolition went down on a Sunday morning of a long weekend, but it seems awfully stinky to me. The demolition contractor closed the curb lane of southbound Walker, and methinks that they didn’t have a permit to close the street. But hey, that’s what Sunday mornings are...

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All gone…

June 29, 2008

Today, Sunday June 29th, the BMO was/is being demolished. Par for the course for a City that has no planning vision… Photos tomorrow.

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Bank Update…

June 27, 2008

I have driven by the site a few tmes this AM in anticipation of demolition… As of 12:30 there is still no action. A bulldozer is parked on site, as are three union gas trucks. It looks like the gas meter has just been removed (Union Gas Employees were working on at at about...

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Death Fences

June 27, 2008
Death Fences

A good sign that time’s up for a building comes, once you see the death fences pop up. They appeared magically around the Bank of Montreal Building on Wednesday afternoon. I kept watch on Thursday to see what would happen, and by the end of the day the heavy machinery had started to arrive...

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Hoa Viet

June 26, 2008
Hoa Viet

This oriental grocery store on Wyandotte St. W. between Bruce and Church is one of those buildings in town with a secret past. As featured in the December 31, 1929 issue of the Windsor Star, the building began life as a Nash Dealership. Other than some relatively small changes to the fenestration, the building...

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