Top Valu

This is one I’ve been meaning to post for a little while.

The other week, while heading out to the east side, I came upon this corner, and was shocked to find a pile of rubble.

The Top Valu car wash and gas station has been wiped from the landscape.

Any Eastsiders out there know what, if anything is going to pop up there?

Campus Of The Future

Every once in a while I come across a postcard that makes me wonder just what someone was thinking. Someone’s blurry out of focus shot of a model on a table turned into a postcard. :)

The caption on the back of this one reads:

    Scale Model of
    “Campus of the Future”
    WINDSOR, Ontario

Interesting to note that this plan had the campus running up to Riverside and having high-rises built on Riverside Drive…

Ottawa Street & Langlois – 1940’s

Happy Friday, once again, we’ve got an old Windsor Photo to look at. This old shot was taken by Sid Lloyd, Windsor’s pre-eminent commercial photographer of the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. Each and every one of his photographs were works of art. The man had an amazing eye. Today we’re casting a glance towards the corner of Ottawa and Langlois.

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A gas station is still located on that corner 70 years later…

It’s the small details that always catch my eye, like this old car marked “Sefton Art Studio – 150 Pitt St. W.”

Just beyond the Bank of Commerce Sign, you’ll see Copeland’s Bookstore. When the store closed for good in the early 1990’s it was Windsor’s oldest business dating back to the 1870’s or 1880’s…

Have a safe long weekend everyone. See you back here on the holiday Monday.

Stairs and Posts…

A few random things from around town over the last few days…

New stairs are on their way to the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue on Gilles Boulevard. It’s an amazing building. If you’ve never been inside, it will be part of Doors Open on September 26th, so make sure you add it to you list of places to see.


Regular reader Aaron, had mentioned the other day that the cement posts at Jackson Park had been removed. I took a trip by Jackson Park over the weekend, and found the posts on the ground.

Interestingly enough both are positioned in such a way that the tops of the posts are off the ground. Given how they have them sitting there and propped up, I suspect they are going back in the ground.

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In this streetview, you can see where the posts were originally located.