Monthly Archives: November 2008

TD Bank Site

November 28, 2008
TD Bank Site

Photo c. John Stefani Demolition got serious on the TD Bank site last week while I was away on vacation. In my absence I asked my field correspondent John Stefani, to grab his camera and keep an eye on things until I got back. Photo c. John Stefani John did just that, and he...

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Tick Tock…

November 27, 2008
Tick Tock…

The death fences are up, and the clock is ticking down on the old Prince of Wales public school. Once a key part of the surrounding neighbourhood, in the nearly two decades since its closure, the neighbourhood has nearly vanished. Most of the houses right near the school have given way to acres and...

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Walker Machine Shop – Then & Now

November 26, 2008
Walker Machine Shop – Then & Now

This old ad from 1952, shows the Walker Machine Shop at 3988 Riberdy Rd. Years later the building is still there, and still in use as a small shop, it is home to R & D Precision Gauge.

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Blog Awards and Photo Shows…

November 25, 2008
Blog Awards and Photo Shows…

2008 CANADIAN BLOG AWARDS It’s time once again for the 2008 Canadian Blog Awards. As you know, International Metropolis was the runner up last year for the “Best Local Blog”. This year International Metropolis has been nominated in two different categories: Best Local Blog (once again) http://cdnba.wordpress.com/vote-2008/best-local-blog/ and Best Blog http://cdnba.wordpress.com/vote-2008/best-blog/ If you would...

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Calendar Sales

November 24, 2008

Heh… Looks like I initally forgot to actually put up the rest of the details… Sorry about that, I was out of town for the last week, and I’m just getting everything sorted out. Everything is all set now, and you can purchase copies though the Bookstore, or by clicking the calendar on the...

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Lost Windsor – A 2009 Calendar

November 24, 2008
Lost Windsor – A 2009 Calendar

NOW AVAILABLE – LIMITED EDITION – LOST WINDSOR – A 2009 CALENDAR Today, just in time for the holidays, I am happy to unveil the newest addition to the International Metropolis shop. A great full colour 12 month calendar, with some shots that have never appeared on the site before. 12 views of Windsor...

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News for the Weekend

November 21, 2008
News for the Weekend

I was passed along this information and asked to post it. This Sunday at Assumption Church, there will be a full Latin Tridentine Mass. While it will be a full on religious service, and will likely be long (1.5-2 hrs), it will feature great music with Orchestral accompaniment of Schubert’s Mass in G. Who...

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Dresser Electric

November 20, 2008
Dresser Electric

Another long lost Windsor manufacturer is up today, listed in this 1965 advertisement as “Canada’s fastest growing manufacturer of electrical products”. Just another sad reminder of how far Windsor’s might has fallen. The Dresser Electric building is still standing on Walker Road, just north of Big Tony’s. Designed by Johnson – McWhinnie in 1954,...

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Tires!

November 19, 2008
Tires!

When I was scouting the city last year looking for buildings to include in my exhibition on modern architecture, I came across this tire shop on the corner of Howard and Hanna. Originally built as a Beaver Oil Gas Station in 1967, it was designed by the local firm of Johnson – McWhinnie. They...

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