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 …

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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 …

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Calendar Sales

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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