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Old Posted Feb 11, 2018, 6:51 PM
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Tower Gardens

The building that was known as Tower Gardens was the first of what was supposed to have been three buildings. At the main entrance, the building name was 'Tower Gardens, Building A'. I am not sure what the orientation of the other towers was to be (to have been built to the north or to the west of the first building).
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Sorry to be off-topic here, but Milow Worel's photo (previous page) showed a B/A gas station. Now I am pretty sure that B/A owned Royalite. I remember a Royalite on the South-West corner of Parliament and Albert. Anyway, here is a question for the over 60's out there. I recall a game show sponsored by Royalite in the mid or late 60's. I think Gordie Tapp was the host. Anybody remember?
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Sorry to be off-topic here, but Milow Worel's photo (previous page) showed a B/A gas station. Now I am pretty sure that B/A owned Royalite. I remember a Royalite on the South-West corner of Parliament and Albert. Anyway, here is a question for the over 60's out there. I recall a game show sponsored by Royalite in the mid or late 60's. I think Gordie Tapp was the host. Anybody remember?
I'm not old enough to remember, but I'm finding:

Royalite Windfall, which was hosted by Don Lawson.
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Sorry to be off-topic here, but Milow Worel's photo (previous page) showed a B/A gas station. Now I am pretty sure that B/A owned Royalite. I remember a Royalite on the South-West corner of Parliament and Albert. Anyway, here is a question for the over 60's out there. I recall a game show sponsored by Royalite in the mid or late 60's. I think Gordie Tapp was the host. Anybody remember?
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I'm not old enough to remember, but I'm finding:

Royalite Windfall, which was hosted by Don Lawson.
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Yes, it was Windfall. The lady next door to us won a fur coat on the show (which was from Vancouver).

B/A had a station at Albert & 15th where the Petro Canada is now. They had a huge neon sign that was so cool.

Anyone remember the Pacific 66 gas stations? There was one to the north of the Vagabond (now Travelodge). How about White Rose? The Shell station on Albert & Gordon was originally a White Rose. And of course, there was Texaco.
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Yes, it was Windfall. The lady next door to us won a fur coat on the show (which was from Vancouver).

B/A had a station at Albert & 15th where the Petro Canada is now. They had a huge neon sign that was so cool.

Anyone remember the Pacific 66 gas stations? There was one to the north of the Vagabond (now Travelodge). How about White Rose? The Shell station on Albert & Gordon was originally a White Rose. And of course, there was Texaco.
That Petro-Can would, in effect, be the same station. B/A (and Royalite) were taken over by Gulf, which was taken over by Petro-Can.

Gulf, by the way, is making a comeback in Canada. XTR has licensed the brand and is offering it to independent stations whose deals with other brands are expiring.
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Right, Windfall it was, and the name Don Lawson rings true. Maybe Gordie Tapp was doing ads for Lotto 649 in the middle of it. I remember White Rose and Pacific 66, too. Didn't the latter give little orange balls to stick on your radio antenna. Speaking of which, when was the last time you saw a radio antenna on a car?
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Right, Windfall it was, and the name Don Lawson rings true. Maybe Gordie Tapp was doing ads for Lotto 649 in the middle of it. I remember White Rose and Pacific 66, too. Didn't the latter give little orange balls to stick on your radio antenna. Speaking of which, when was the last time you saw a radio antenna on a car?
Wasn't Gulf the orange balls?

Trucks still have antennas but they tend to hide them in cars now.
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Sorry to be off-topic here, but Milow Worel's photo (previous page) showed a B/A gas station. Now I am pretty sure that B/A owned Royalite. I remember a Royalite on the South-West corner of Parliament and Albert. Anyway, here is a question for the over 60's out there. I recall a game show sponsored by Royalite in the mid or late 60's. I think Gordie Tapp was the host. Anybody remember?
I am pretty sure that the gas station on the SW corner of Parliament and Albert was always an Esso. You are probably thinking of the southwest corner of 25th and Albert. That was originally a B/A and then became Gulf and finally Petro-Canada. It is now a restaurant.
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I am pretty sure that the gas station on the SW corner of Parliament and Albert was always an Esso. You are probably thinking of the southwest corner of 25th and Albert. That was originally a B/A and then became Gulf and finally Petro-Canada. It is now a restaurant.
Royalite was on the south-east corner of Albert & Parliament. Behind Royalite was the Bell City Motel, which was torn down and rebuilt and became, among other names, the current Executive Royal hotel.
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Master Steaks on South Albert (and North Albert - where Last Straw is) was fantastic. Burgers were great & the fries were dynamite.
I loved Master Steaks with their sesame seeded burgers and shredded lettuce. Me and my bro would go to the south one often. It was just south of BK where TCBY & Dominos is now.
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Anyone remember the Pacific 66 gas stations? There was one to the north of the Vagabond (now Travelodge). How about White Rose? The Shell station on Albert & Gordon was originally a White Rose. And of course, there was Texaco.
All of this went right over my head until you hit Texaco. I do remember filling up at the Texaco in the Whitmore Park shopping center, in front of Tumblers. Between the Safeway, the TD Bank and the Texaco, that was a happening little mall in the 70's.
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Sam the Record Man

On the Scarth Street Mall, which building was Sam the Record Man in? I want to say it's the building that the Book End now occupies (1859 Scarth), but it might have been the building to the right or south of that (1861 Scarth).
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