Monthly Archives: December 2008

2008 The Year In Review

December 31, 2008
2008 The Year In Review

Well, it would seem that after spending a good chunk of the afternoon sorting through photos from the past 12 months, that in 2008 the building stock in this city was severely beaten. Far and away this was one of the worst years I can remember since I started the site… Industrial Fires Fire...

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Royale Tavern?

December 30, 2008

Anyone out on the east side at all today? I’m preparing for the annual Year in Review post, and I was just wondering if they’ve started in on it yet… Will it be the last demo of ’08 or the first one of ’09? If anyone drives past on their way home, or while...

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

December 30, 2008
The Emperor’s New Clothes

I joke, but I honestly never thought I would live to see the day this house got covered up. If you’ve spent any time cruising around the city, you’ll know the house I’m talking about. 401 Parent, located on the south west corner of University and Parent… Has looked like this as long as...

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Flat Iron Building – Walkerville

December 29, 2008
Flat Iron Building – Walkerville

Located on the south east corner of Riverside Dr. and Devonshire, the Flat Iron building designed by Mason & Rice was demolished by Hiram Walker’s parent company in 1995, in an attempt to pay less taxes. Today the site of the building remains an empty lot. Regular reader Robert Pratt, passed along a pair...

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Don’t Forget… This Sunday – 8:00 pm

December 24, 2008
Don’t Forget… This Sunday – 8:00 pm

Click here to hear the commercial that has been running on CJAM — Just a quick reminder for Sunday night.. Should be fun! — Windsor Ex-pat and founding member of Spacing Media Shawn Micallef in conjunction with InternationalMetropolis.com, Phog Lounge and Scaledown.ca invite you to join in Windsor’s first Psychogeographic Walk. It’s going to...

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Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2008
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone! With all the Holiday Madness coming up, I’m going to take a few days off… Regular posting will resume on Monday December 29th. Merry/Happy whatever it is you celebrate

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Immaculate Conception

December 23, 2008
Immaculate Conception

While searching for information about the Boer War Memorial a few weeks back, I came across these renderings for the “new” Immaculate Conception Church at Wyandotte and Marentette. Interesting to see that it was never built as designed. It was common in the past to plan the whole church, but build what you could...

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Toledo Scale

December 22, 2008
Toledo Scale

The other day someone was asking about the old Toledo Scale Plant at Howard and Memorial. I don’t have much on it but here’s a copy of the Fire Map from 1937. Intersting to note that back then, Ypres and Memorial were two different roads, with Memorial running out to Walker Rd. along the...

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The Race Of The Century

December 19, 2008
The Race Of The Century

There was once a time when Windsor was well known as a horse racing centre. There was the Windsor Jockey Club where Jackson Park and Kennedy sit today, there was Devonshire Race Track, which is today occupied by a Shopping Mall of the same name, and there was a third one, located across Howard...

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