Monthly Archives: June 2013

End Of Grace Hospital

June 28, 2013
End Of Grace Hospital

I took this photo last Thursday, and for some reason forgot to post it earlier this week… The news I heard earlier that the entire structure is now down, reminded me about this picture. This was the last stand. A lot of history gone… Have a safe and happy Canada Day weekend everyone! Because...

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Windsor Fairgrounds – 1913

June 26, 2013
Windsor Fairgrounds – 1913

The picture above, taken about 1913, was taken from “Garden Gateway to Canada”. It shows the corner of Ouellette and Tecumseh, and the site today occupied by the Jackson Park Gates. While it was part of the Windsor Driving Park, the horse track that one occupied the site, these were the Fairgrounds Buildings/Exhibition Hall...

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Sandwich Street Walkerville – c. 1917

June 24, 2013
Sandwich Street Walkerville – c. 1917

A neat view of Sandwich Street, now Riverside Drive just east of Devonshire. The Canadian Club brand centre on the left hand side is still standing, but everything else is long gone. It’s a shame all the trees are gone too.

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Harrison Memorial Church – 810 Mercer

June 21, 2013
Harrison Memorial Church – 810 Mercer

One thing that I always find interesting about the old part of the city is the amount of small neighbourhood churches. Harrison Memorial Church at Cataraqui and Mercer is once such church. The cornerstone on this building reads “Ontario Church of God in Christ – 1965″. It’s funny how the small neighbourhood churches are...

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Wednesday?

June 19, 2013

Hey guys, apparently this week I lost track of the days, as evidenced by the lack of a post today. So sorry! See you all back here Friday.

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Erie & Goyeau

June 17, 2013
Erie & Goyeau

Anyone know what’s going on with the commercial block on the south east corner of Erie and Goyeau? Long time tenants Dak’s Flowers moved out to a new location, and now all the crappy cladding has been stripped from the ground floor. There are signs in the windows for Titan Group. Rehabilitation, or demolition...

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Interesting Graffiti

June 14, 2013
Interesting Graffiti

I’m always amazed that there isn’t more interesting or clever graffiti around town. Most of it is just tags. Everyone once in a while you see something a little bit different. I’ve been a fan of this one on McDougall for a while now, and finally got around to getting a picture of it....

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Happy 10th Birthday! 2003 – 2013

June 12, 2013
Happy 10th Birthday! 2003 – 2013

So today is the official 10th birthday of InternationalMetropolis.com. The domain was registered on June 12, 2003. Old Logo c. 2003 Here’s the first few posts made to the site… While the name was registered on June 12th, the first post above appeared on June 15, 2003. The first Windsor post appeared the next...

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Historic Train Slideshow – Number 12

June 10, 2013
Historic Train Slideshow – Number 12

OK IM fans, the July slide show is the show for you… The show Saturday July 6, is going to feature a joint presentation between myself and the legendary Bernie Drouillard. A good time will be had by all. Don’t miss out. Saturday, July 6th, 7.30pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show...

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