Monthly Archives: August 2012

Action Hobbies Slideshow # 7

August 20, 2012
Action Hobbies Slideshow # 7

As always, I like to pass along this information in case there is someone out there who’s interested in going. The slideshows are amazing and informative. If you haven’t been to one yet, you need to check it out.     Thurs August 23rd, 8.15pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #7...

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What If… Walker Power Building

August 17, 2012
What If… Walker Power Building

So the track across Riverside Drive to Hiram Walker’s has bit the dust. The demolition of the waterfront silos are more than likely, and if they go, suddenly the long neglected Walker Power Building becomes a building with a waterfront view… How many times have you looked at a building and imagined what you...

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Walkerville Built GM Buses

August 15, 2012
Walkerville Built GM Buses

From the Border Cities Star – June 6, 1935: SHOWN above are two streamline General Motors Model “V” 29 Passenger Coaches which are being delivered to the Gray Coach Lines, Ltd., a subsidiary oi the Toronto Trans- portation Commission. The buses now on order include eight Model “V” 29 Passenger Coaches with a 225-inch...

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Erie & Parent – 1935

August 13, 2012
Erie & Parent – 1935

From the Border Cities Star – February 1, 1935: Spring must be right around the corner. The large steam shovel of the Keystone Contractors is seen above carrying out excavations at the northeast corner of Erie street and Parent avenue, in preparation for erection of two new stores. It is the first time a...

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Norwich Block c. 1998

August 10, 2012
Norwich Block c. 1998

Photo © Allison Brown Happy Friday everyone! Local musician Allison Brown, sent along this photo she took from the top of the Chatham Street parking garage looking over the old Norwich Block. As Allison pointed out, so many cool businesses in that block. I personally used to regularly visit South Shore Books, The Beans...

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