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Abandoned generating sub-station a remnant of a forgotten public transit system

October 2020 On the west shore of Bond Lake, north of Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a small boarded-up building resembling an old farmhouse. Between the house and Yonge Street, a little to the west, are several small, parallel, cut-stone walls. This was once a generating station for the defunct Metropolitan Street Railway Company, a privately-owned …

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Heritage trains and carousels entertain visitors on the North Bay Waterfront

September 2020 The northern Ontario city of North Bay has a long railroad history. In fact, it was the extension of the Canadian Pacific Railway lines into the north bay on Lake Nippising that led to incorporation of North Bay as a town in 1891. To celebrate this heritage, a railway heritage park was established, …

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The end of the show – Is the Elmvale Drive-In an image of the past?

August 2020 The giant movie screen stands silent, white panels falling off the steel truss frame; a white monolith and monument to an industry that has seen many ups and downs over the past century. While some drive-inn theatres have survived to this day, the screen at the Elmvale Drive-in no longer displays the moving …

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