Category Archive: Things From My Travels

Historic CP Railway station a remains a part of North Bay’s railway heritage

The former Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) station, near the waterfront in North Bay, Ontario, dates back to the golden era of the railways in Canada; a time when railway stations were grand, with architecturally stunning designs. Built in 1903, in the Richardson Romanesque style, the two-storey building was the third station built on the site. …

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OPP dedicates monument to officers lost to suicide

On 15 October 2021, the Ontario Provincial Police dedicated a monument outside their headquarters in Orillia, dedicated to officers who lost their lives to job-related suicide, “…whose deaths were related to the line of duty, rather than (in) the line of duty.” The outdoor monument consists of a memorial gazebo, with a round metal sculpture …

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Bomb Girls – Mural celebrates the legacy of Scarborough’s long-vanished GECO Munitions Plant

October 2021 In September 1941, a 225 acre property in what was then called Scarborough Township, became the home to Allied War Supplies Corporation’s Project No. 24, a munitions plant operated by the General Electric Company of Canada. Known locally as GECO, the complex consisted of 172 buildings on both sides of Warden Avenue, south …

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Memories of the Banff National Army Cadet Camp

October 2021 For thousands of teens who were members of the Canadian Army Cadet Corps in the later half of the 20th Century, the Banff National Army Cadet Camp brings back fond memories of a summer of challenges, accomplishments and friendships. While there were other army cadet summer camps across the county, the Banff National …

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The roar of the engines at Shanty Bay Go-Karts are just a memory now

October 2021 Shanty Bay Go-Karts has been a popular summer tourist attraction for decades. Located on southbound side of Highway 11 in Oro-Medonte Township, just north of Barrie, Ontario, the one kilometre-long track provided hours of entertainment for thousands of go-kart racers, in both single and double rider karts. When done racing, visitors could take …

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Forgotten OPP detachment in Woodstock

September 2021 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), formed on 13 October 1909, are one of North America’s largest deployed police services. The service has around 5,500 uniformed officers and 2,500 civilians, deployed to 165 detachments (stations), five regional headquarters, one divisional headquarters and one General Headquarters. Their primary mandate is to patrol provincial highways, waterways, …

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Port Burwell Lighthouse – The oldest wooden Canadian lighthouse on the Great Lakes

September 2021 The Great Lakes are a major shipping route in North America, and as such, thousands of lighthouses were required to provide navigational aids to mariners. The Lake Erie Village of Port Burwell, known as the “Jewel of Erie’s North Shore,” is the home to the oldest wooden Canadian lighthouse on the Great Lakes, …

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Demolition by neglect – The apparent fate of Vaughan Glen Hospital

September 2021 Sitting behind a chain-link fence, and almost completely hidden behind leafy bushes and trees, sits a crumbling Georgian Revival style estate home. It’s the only one of this style remaining in the City of Vaughan, north of Toronto. This historic house on Bathurst Street, south of Rutherford Road in the former Village of …

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St. Thomas – The Railway City proudly displays its heritage

September 2021 The moto for the south-western Ontario city of St. Thomas is “The Railway City,” a moniker earned from it’s history as an important railway junction, dating back to 1856. A total of 26 railway companies have traveled in and out of the city on the numerous railway lines that once disected the city. …

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Cars don’t stop here anymore – The crumbling remains of the road trip culture

September 2021 In the years after World War II, the economy was booming and people had money to spend. Luxuries, like cars and family vacations, were becoming more and more affordable to families across Canada and America. As air travel was still quite expensive, automobiles were the preferred method of travel. However, back in the …

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