Another Progressive Feature of Walkerville

September 23, 2009

This ad from the Walkerville Land and Building Company dates to 1928.

Extolling the virtues of Walkerville and how progressive it was… What would have happened if Walkerville hadn’t been amalgamated into Windsor in 1935? Could it have survived as a separate town?

5 Responses to Another Progressive Feature of Walkerville

  1. M.O.M. on September 23, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    If I’m not mistaken the Walkerville Airport is the Current Windsor Airport. Same location, located just south of what used to be Walker farms. They were probably a cargo village.

  2. Andrew on September 23, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    MOM – you are correct. They are one in the same. In fact if you ever see the old postcard of the Walker Airport with the small hangar building, that hangar is still at the airport. It was completely rebuilt and refaced in 1986 but it’s still the same in spirit. It’s located on Hayes Road and is currently the home of Journey Air.

  3. M.O.M. on September 23, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Perhaps it was known as WQG

  4. ME on September 24, 2009 at 6:57 am

    I don’t think it would have survived. It would be much like Windsor is today; hemmed in by other municipalities. When a city can’t grow properly it will wither (Detroit is but one city that comes to mind) unless it pleads with cap in hand to have just a bit more room rom those municipalities. It wasn’t by accident that Tec. and LaSalle grew so big when the province was amalgamating jurisdictions. But Windsor? Nope we got screwed and we are and will continue to pay for it.

    The same thing would have happened to Walkerville as did to Hamtramck; a former ghost of itself. Still it’s own entity yes, but just barely surviving.

  5. JT on September 26, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Could have survived quite nicely–even if hemmed in–please see Point Edward, Ontario for reference.

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