Weekend Roundup

Congratulations to Phog Lounge in downtown Windsor. The winner of CBC Radio 3’s online poll as the Best Live Music Venue in Canada. First we crushed the competition with our local blogs, now our best live music venue has slayed the competition as well. Congratulations Tom and Frank. The wraps …

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Riverside & Ouellette

A view from 1920 of the busy corner of Sandwich and Ouellette. The building on the south east corner of Riverside and Ouellette was a branch of the Bank of Commerce. It was designed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn, who also designed the Bank of Commerce in Walkerville which is …

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Crawford House

The Crawford House Hotel, was located on the north east corner of Sandwich Street (now Riverside Drive) and Ferry. It was founded in the 1860’s or 1870’s by Alexander Crawford, the namesake of Crawford Avenue. This photo taken in 1920, must have been towards the end of the hotel’s life. …

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2161 Riverside Drive West

This house on Riverside Drive West, between Rankin and Randolph has always caught my eye as standing out from the rest, despite the bad renovation job over the years. This photo above appeared in the paper in July, 1924. The caption reads: Residence of Mr. E. R. C. Struthers, Sandwich …

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Pecha Kucha Windsor

Tonight at Artcite, 109 University Ave. West, there is going to be Windsor’s first Pecha Kucha (a.k.a. Talk20) event. talk20 is the North American name for a public lecture format conceived in 2003 by architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham and known elsewhere in the world as Pecha Kucha, the …

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