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Old Posted Mar 2, 2017, 3:21 AM
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2017, 4:15 AM
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True North Arena - All photos were taken by me.

The first two photos are from 2003/06/05. The old-looking part of the wall in front of the Met and to the north is the inside basement wall of the old Eaton's building. The basement extended out under the sidewalk.





2003/08/06 - The Metropolitan Theatre. I was happy to see a new-looking roof on it.



2003/08/06 - Rather than a bunch of individual photos, here's some I stitched together into a panorama.

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Old Posted Mar 2, 2017, 6:12 AM
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couple yrs befor i started documenting projects around town nice collection

theres a large chunk of the basement underneath hargrave
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A lot of that space under the road was there from Eaton's to connect to the power house and parking structure. It's now used for the loading dock enterence and to park the mobile TV trucks and team buses for sports events.
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Part of a 1919 plan showing the corner of Provencher and Tache. The Quebec Hotel later became the Tourist Hotel I think. Did not know there was also a CNR hotel just to the north. Rotated a 1928 aerial photo to match.



If you look on google earth you can still see where it went in st boniface THe old rail line. Just look for the block sliced in half by a row of mature trees where the line once was

It's odd though it took to the 80's to start filling the one huge parcel with homes when the line was removed 40 plus years earlier.

As for st b not turning into another downtown. I'm glad it didn't. It's a lot nicer this way being stuck in time. Kinda shows what our current dt would have been like.
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A lot of that space under the road was there from Eaton's to connect to the power house and parking structure. It's now used for the loading dock enterence and to park the mobile TV trucks and team buses for sports events.
Here's that spot during the transition:

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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 3:16 PM
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Royal Alexander (CP Hotel)

1945 and 1950 semi-oblique views of the Royal Alex on Main - it sure dominated that corner in it's heyday.

In both you can see transit still had separate ROW down the middle of Main (and Portage for that matter).

R. Galston has a good post on the history here:
https://spectatortribune.com/lost-wi...he-royal-alex/

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1950
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 3:19 PM
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^ What a spectacular find... thanks for posting those. Ah for the days when Higgins and Main was as dynamic and important a downtown intersection as, say, Portage and Donald.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2017, 1:39 AM
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Man I wish the TD building was still standing

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