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We all know what a great social spot Eaton's was...I miss being a kid at Christmas going to Eaton's.

It is still very sad that the company floundered.
My dad managed for Eatons for over 25yrs based in the downtown store. As a kid I grew up wandering the floors of Eatons waiting for him to finish work. Speaking of Christmas they have taken all of Santas Village(the animatronic displays) from Eatons and have them set up at The Childrens Museum until Jan 6 for anyone wanting a heavy dose of nostalgia.
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2009, 7:52 PM
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Here is a drawing from the front page of the Winnipeg Morning Telegram, Christmas Eve 1904. This is back when Winnipeg was a good little boy that Santa Claus bestowed gifts upon. This drawing shows Main Street looking north, with vague renderings of the old Post Office, NE corner of Main and McDermot, and the Union Bank building, though it positions it incorrectly.

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It would be cool to be able to go back in time...
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1948 Santa Claus Parade

Here's a little Christmas Magic for y'all from Eatons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S55kTuqDfU

they just don't do it like that no more
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2009, 10:28 PM
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Thanks for posting. I'll show that to my father who would have been lined up to watch that somewhere along the route.
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nice find has a nice view of graham ave to

looking through another one of the 12 vids put up by the u of m archives and found this image
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=.../8/XGLje-BhQrU

wonder what the story behind that was?
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Here's a little Christmas Magic for y'all from Eatons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S55kTuqDfU

they just don't do it like that no more
I think I'm going to have nightmares from that parade.
Those rabbits (at about 15 seconds) look a little reminiscent of... :



Donnie Darko anyone?
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what an amazing/trippy parade. why aren't people trying/creative anymore? nobody gives a shit about 40 dodge rams with a couple strings of xmas lights thrown on it, with a d-list local radio personality standing in the box. bring back crazy shit like the KING NEPTUNE (wtf awesome?!) and the JUNGLE PRINCE floats and the little low-tech but charming hand-pulled wagon floats with animal cutouts. all those classy dolled up babes wouldn't hurt either.
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what an amazing/trippy parade. why aren't people trying/creative anymore? nobody gives a shit about 40 dodge rams with a couple strings of xmas lights thrown on it, with a d-list local radio personality standing in the box. bring back crazy shit like the KING NEPTUNE (wtf awesome?!) and the JUNGLE PRINCE floats and the little low-tech but charming hand-pulled wagon floats with animal cutouts. all those classy dolled up babes wouldn't hurt either.
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Anyone know what was the deal with Ingersoll Street in the West End being partially vacant land between Ellice and Portage as shown on this map?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2236/...e87caff4_o.jpg

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Anyone know what was the deal with Ingersoll Street in the West End being partially vacant land between Ellice and Portage as shown on this map?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2236/...e87caff4_o.jpg
Isn't that where the RCMP and Provincial government (driver licensing) offices are? Maybe it was some sort of government land reserve.
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Isn't that where the RCMP and Provincial government (driver licensing) offices are? Maybe it was some sort of government land reserve.
That's on Dominion I believe.
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probly bits of land that had not been split up and sold yet

you could probably find out if u went to land tittles they do have quite the well documents history of land tittle information if not one of the best in the world from my understanding
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probly bits of land that had not been split up and sold yet

you could probably find out if u went to land tittles they do have quite the well documents history of land tittle information if not one of the best in the world from my understanding
I have to clear some time and hang out there some day. I am at 766 just north of Ellice in an 1894 house. The scuttlebutt has been that there was nothing from here south to Portage for many years and this map sort of confirms that. The houses around here to the north are of the 1912 vintage. South are bungaloes added in later years with a few around now St Mathews seemingly in that 1912 era then mostly bungaloes the rest of the way to Portage. Still..seems strange that nothing got going to the south for some reason especially as it would have been closer to Portage Avenue.
The Motor Vehicle/Blind Institute stuff is indeed between Dominion and Sherburn. I believe a creamery had it's horse stables north of there if I recall my Dad's recollection. My Mum recollects how he would come home from work smelling of horse poop.
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I have to clear some time and hang out there some day. I am at 766 just north of Ellice in an 1894 house. The scuttlebutt has been that there was nothing from here south to Portage for many years and this map sort of confirms that. The houses around here to the north are of the 1912 vintage. South are bungaloes added in later years with a few around now St Mathews seemingly in that 1912 era then mostly bungaloes the rest of the way to Portage. Still..seems strange that nothing got going to the south for some reason especially as it would have been closer to Portage Avenue.
The Motor Vehicle/Blind Institute stuff is indeed between Dominion and Sherburn. I believe a creamery had it's horse stables north of there if I recall my Dad's recollection. My Mum recollects how he would come home from work smelling of horse poop.
People weren't just building houses randomly. Developers had to register plans of subdivision with the City then just as they do now, and it is possible that the area to the south of you was a separate subdivision whose owner either didn't want to develop it or didn't market it as well as the developer of your area. However, it's more likely that the land was being used for some non-residential purpose that has since been forgotten. Or else maybe it was swampy land or something like that. Would be interesting to find out.
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1ajs, that church picture you just posted, is that what's now Calvary Temple? The tower portion looks familiar...
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1ajs, that church picture you just posted, is that what's now Calvary Temple? The tower portion looks familiar...
Yes. First Baptist became the Calvary Temple and the Calvary Temple saved the tower of the old church when they built a new church about 25 (?) years ago. The tower is all that remains of the three great churches that once stood around that spot: Central Congregational and the old Knox Presbyterian being the others (Knox was where the Giant Tiger now stands and Central Congregational was across the street just west of it, if I recall correctly).
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Experimenting with placing a picture on this forum. This is a shot of Polo Park before it became an enclosed shopping mall.

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