Monthly Archives: December 2010

2010 – The Year In Review

December 31, 2010
2010 – The Year In Review

Well here we are again, another year in the book, and another chance to take a look back the demolition tally of 2010. This year there was a lot of demolitions, some of them due to DRIC, some of them not… 1017 Ouellette, this one came down hopefully to help make the future brighter...

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Royal Apartments

December 29, 2010
Royal Apartments

This building at Ouellette and Ellis has always caught my eye just due to the sheer size of it. While there is very little Ouellette Ave. frontage, the building runs the whole length of the block, from Ouellette to Dufferin. There is some nice detailing around the entrance doors, along with some interesting brick...

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University & Victoria – 2001

December 27, 2010
University & Victoria – 2001

I hope everyone had a good weekend, and now it’s time to try and work off the extra pounds lumped on this weekend. Something nice and light for today. This photo was taken in October, 2001 and shows the Sofo’s Restaurant at the corner of University and Victoria. The restaurant was closed around the...

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St Clare – 1931

December 24, 2010
St Clare – 1931

Another week in the bag. Friday once again, brings us another old photo. Today’s photo is dated June 11, 1931, and features St. Clare’s church at Tecumseh and Victoria. Designed by Albert Lothian, St. Clare’s is Windsor’s only art deco church, and arguably Lothian’s masterpiece. This photo shows the original front doors, which have...

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2720 Grand Marais

December 22, 2010
2720 Grand Marais

A few of the places lost in the DRIC demolition that I’ve been meaning to post about for while now. Someone added it to the “future topics” on the right, when the death fences went up in August. I drove past the site the other week, and can confirm that she’s long gone. This...

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