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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2019, 02:34:09 AM »
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« Reply #46 on: August 12, 2019, 04:31:55 PM »
Another show at the big Orange, this time its muscle cars.

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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2019, 01:36:18 AM »
Toronto in the 60s to 70s.

Notice the price of gas,  B/A is selling it at 37cents per gallon in 1965, and Gulf has it at 46cents in 1975.

Lowest I remember is 39 cents.

https://dailyhive.com/toronto/vintage-photos-toronto-1960s-1970s
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #48 on: August 24, 2019, 05:12:19 PM »
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« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2019, 04:37:43 PM »
1988 saw the start of the building of the new stadium called the Skydome, now called the Rogers Centre ( no, not the kenny rogers centre )

There was a naming contest for the stadium and 3000 entres got it right, 2999 of us ended up with a set of 4 glass coffee mugs bearing the logo of the Blue Jays. The winner who was from St. Catherines got to pick two seats for every event to be held there for as long as they lived, plus money ,the amount I cant remember,and some other goodies.

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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2019, 06:58:52 AM »
Just a little follow-up story on the Skydome.

I was driving home to Oakville one day about 5.30 pm on the Q.E.W. from Toronto approaching Erin Mills Parkway and of course traffic was slow, this would have been 1989 or 1990.
Going towards Toronto was a flat bed Semi with a big banner on its side proclaiming it was carrying the Pitchers Mound for the baseball field to be installed at Skydome.
The thing was huge, you dont think anything of it when you see it during the game, but because the floor of the stadium was designed for different events it had to be raised or lowered as needed.
So there it was, about 6-8 feet across and about the same deep with all the hydrolytics.
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2019, 12:01:59 AM »
How about Ottawa!.    This is a city that a lot of people dont visit and thats a shame, even although the Stittsville market is,nt there any more ( for me the best flea market in Canada ).

A compact city,easy to get around in and so much to see. To stay in the Chateau Laureau down town is well worth the experience , wonderful old railway hotel opened in 1912. The man who built it did,nt live to see the opening as he died on the Titanic.

Spending Canada day in Ottawa is the best, great parades, light shows,music what have you, and all of the Museums are free that weekend. Go across the river to the Museum of History, thats a cant miss.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Museum_of_History
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2019, 04:28:16 PM »
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« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2019, 10:28:32 PM »
Hundreds of old photos here.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdb466/albums/72157629596009739/page2

If your looking a drink you could try either Quinns or the Barley Mow on Bank st. at Euclid st across from each other.
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« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2019, 12:46:39 AM »
https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&sxsrf=ACYBGNQp2C8OGcFQp-Gy08P3Z839mTkuhw:1568590011136&q=bangor+lodge+muskoka&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiExqWT_dPkAhW1HzQIHWurDFIQ7Al6BAgJECQ&biw=1087&bih=462

Wonder what happened to the site of the Bangor Lodge on Golden Beach Road in Bracebridge. It burned down after I moved west. A grand old family lodge built by Robert Siberry when he moved to Canada in 1930. Stayed there in the 90s and it was still run by relations at that time, I think by a grandson.
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2019, 04:49:38 PM »
About an hours drive west of Toronto, just north of K-W, is the town of St. Jacobs. Another place that was,nt to well advertised in the 80s. It had a great Antiques market and probably still has. The flea market was almost as good as the old Stittsville one .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cso_nJNUE9g
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« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2019, 04:53:15 PM »
Forgot about the Farmers market held there in the summer months.

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« Reply #57 on: September 26, 2019, 06:26:59 PM »
Just thinking about the K-W area. who could forget about "LULU,S " a great bar near hwy8 and the 401 that opened about 1984. The place used to be a K-Mart department store, it was as big as " Gilley,s " in Texas where Urban Cowboy was filmed.
There was a dance floor as big as the old Plaza and they claimed to have the biggest bar in the world, and it was long ,over 300 feet ,but not the only one as there were Shooter bars all over the place. Some would serve only Zombies, others B52,s and others Loose Mooses. Buses would run from all over the "Golden Horseshoe " and some came up from the States. It held about 3000,people with music every night. Over the years we watched The Rightous Brothers, Brenda Lee, and Streetheart and others I cant remember.
An all ages club,it had a rep for " swinger nights" and I remember one famous bus that went from the Glen Abbey area of Oakville, pretty wild nights.

https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&sxsrf=ACYBGNSXcmsH-OYRzDXvHXoReIddjLIXBg:1569369390956&q=lulu%27s+bar+kitchener&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj0xcbI1OrkAhVWvJ4KHZshDhoQ7Al6BAgFECQ&biw=1098&bih=475&dpr=1.75#imgrc=Sn_gposgaL1IRM:
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #58 on: September 26, 2019, 06:29:50 PM »
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« Reply #59 on: October 09, 2019, 12:21:37 AM »
About 12 miles north of Guelph on hwy #6 are the towns of Fergus and Elora. Elora is well known for its gorge with walks kayaking and tubing, and Fergus for a grand Scottish Festival held every august.

There is three videos for you. Pert 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auv_TLpaMUA
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