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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Wilkinson’s Pharmacy was located at the south west corner of University and Bruce Avenues. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken in the mid-1940s. Arthur J. Wilkinson opened his pharmacy at this location in 1895 after graduating from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1894. The business remained at this location until closing in 1967 when a hair salon occupied this space. In 1946 Arthur brought his son William into...
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WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES CLOSED

All branches of Windsor Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 19 to honour the life and legacy of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. WPL will join with the City of Windsor in marking September 19 as a Day of Mourning.  This coincides with Her Late Majesty’s State Funeral in the United Kingdom, and the end of the official period of mourning in Canada. There will be a national...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is in memory of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) who passed away on Thursday, September 8. This picture shows her first official visit to Windsor as Queen in July, 1959. This photograph has the Queen and Bruce Macdonald greeting an unidentified women. The Queen was in Canada in 1959 to officially open the St. Lawrence Seaway. She would visit Windsor again for the last time in...
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LIBRARY BRANCHES CLOSED

All locations of the Windsor Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, to celebrate Labour Day. Your library card provides access to online resources for all ages, which can be accessed any time, and from anywhere. Books, magazines, movies and music are available online 24/7 at windsorpubliclibrary.com....
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Do you remember taking in a baseball game at Wigle Park? This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the grandstand at the baseball diamond at the corner of McDougal Ave. and Erie Street. This photograph was taken on 4 October 1957. Wigle Park is Windsor’s oldest park, established in 1908 and named after Colonel Ernest Samuel Wigle a two-term Windsor Mayor (1905-1909; 1936-1937). The building to the left the grandstand...
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FREE ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS AT WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY

Indulge yourself by streaming popular Disney movies and award winning classic TV shows, check out the latest video games or download trending music and videos…Windsor Public Library has something for the whole family.  And yes, we also have books for all ages. In August, the WPL ‘We’re More Than Books’ Campaign is featuring the many ways customers can satisfy their entertainment wishes – we call phase 4 of the campaign –...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Taken in 1975, this Week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the former Norwich Block that was bounded by Ouellette Ave., Pitt Street, Ferry Street and Riverside Drive. This view was taken looking west on Ouellette Avenue and Pitt Street. The business in this block include Ben Berke, Greater Windsor Visitors’ & Convention Bureau, Grayson Jewellers and the Toronto Submarine. The block was demolished in 1999-2000 to make way for the...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This photograph was taken in the mid 1970s when Downtown Windsor was still the main shopping district of the city. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of Ouellette Avenue looking eastward between University Ave. and Chatham Street. In this view from left to right, there is the Real Lace and Linen Store, Ronald Furs, Wickham’s of Windsor and Thrifty’s More than Just Pants. Today, this block still stands much as...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken sometime in the early 1960s of the McKinnon Industries building located on Walker Road at Seminole Street. McKinnon Industries was created in 1925 and by 1929 with the growth of the automobile industry, General Motors purchased the business. McKinnon Industries made various parts for the automotive and non-automotive industry. The company make electric motors for washing machines and refrigerators, and car and truck...
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RIVERSIDE BRANCH RECEIVES ‘TLC’

Over the past several weeks library staff has been busy giving Riverside Branch a dramatic transformation with the ‘big reveal’ happening earlier this week. The 14,000+ square foot building was constructed in 1995 and recently saw a renovation and re-configuration of the first floor, including new flooring, the move of public computers to a more easily accessed location and changes to the Circulation and Information desks – all to enhance...
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