Monthly Archives: December 2009

2009 – The Year In Review

December 31, 2009
2009 – The Year In Review

Sadly, 2009 goes into the books as another banner year for demolitions. JANUARY – PRINCE OF WALES 1918 – 2009. To be replaced with the new Engineering Building at the University of Windsor. JANUARY – ROYALE TAVERN c. 1920 – 2009. Replaced by a Shoppers Drug Mart. FEBRUARY – LEAR WINDSOR 1965 – 2009....

Read more »

Misspelled Signs

December 28, 2009
Misspelled Signs

Conveniece? Google is your friend, or even a dictionary. Now, I know that my spelling isn’t always spot on… But at least I didn’t spell the website name wrong Did you mean? I think you did… ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ As a side note, this will be it for a few days. I’m going to enjoy my...

Read more »

Proposed Waterfront Stage [UPDATED]

December 23, 2009
Proposed Waterfront Stage [UPDATED]

**New copies of the pictures have been uploaded, with the exception of the first four, since they’re not critical to the post, IMO. (Plus it’s Christmas Eve…) The first slide is an overview of the plaza, with the points of entry… Another overview, with the proposed new stage at the foot of McDougall. A...

Read more »

1650 Howard Avenue

December 22, 2009
1650 Howard Avenue

Today home to a church or two, this buff brick beauty on Howard Ave just north of Tecumseh Rd., was built around 1938 as a Coca-Cola Bottling Plant. The building was designed by the Toronto Architectural Firm of Chapman & Oxley. Some of their more notable works include the Princess Gate at the CNE...

Read more »

Design Studio g+G Architects

December 21, 2009
Design Studio g+G Architects

This former power station at 1057 Walker Road was designed and built by the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario in 1914. It was known as Hydro Sub Station Number 1, and was in service until 2002 or so, when it was decommissioned by EnWin. The blueprints for the building, refer to it as the...

Read more »