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500 Ways You Know You’re From Windsor

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2012 at 1:20 am


Coming June, 2012!
If you are baby boomer (or, the child or parent of one) who grew up or lived in Windsor, Ontario, then this book is about – and for – you. 

Do you remember Bob-Lo Island, the Elmwood Casino, Skyway Drive-In, downtown icons, (Kresges, Smiths & Adelmans, Woolworths), the Hi Ho, lost movie houses, CKLW TV & The Big 8, Detroit Rock & Roll, trips to Point Pelee – and that’s just for starters!

Check out this very cool promo video here!

Be one of the first to get your hands on this new book by pre-ordering here!


Windsor Then- Pick Up Locations

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Windsor Then is available at:

Walkerville Publishing to arrange pick up

Juniper Books
1990 Ottawa Street
Windsor On
click here for directions 

From the Heart Gifts
1356 Ottawa Street near Hall
Windsor, Ontario

The University of Windsor Bookstore
Sunset Ave. & Wyandotte St. W.
Windsor, Ontario

Unique Books & Gifts
54 Talbot St. North,
Essex ON

Great article from Ted Shaw online @ The Windsor Star

In Uncategorized on August 6, 2011 at 1:55 am

Windsor’s ‘Glorious Past’ celebrated in new book

Through the veil of years, faces from a Windsor long ago stare back at you like it was yesterday.

Some of the images in Windsor Then, a new book of 138 vintage photographs, are so vivid and brimming with life you feel you could step right into them.

Like the picture that graces the cover — a view from the foot of Ouellette Avenue looking south from the old ferry dock. It was taken in 1904 by an unknown photographer and shows a row of buildings on either side between the river and Riverside Drive that are long gone. Up a block, at the intersection of Riverside and Ouellette, a trolley glides by while a banner in the distance reminds shoppers the races are on later in the day.

read more here….

A New Book from Walkerville Publishing Inc.!

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2011 at 1:03 am
  • 134 pages
  • 138 images
  • 8.5 x 8.5inch square
  • soft cover
  • black and white historical photos
  • $20 taxes included
  • $5 shipping and handling

This fascinating 100-year photographic collection of Windsor, Ontario from 1860 to 1960, with images culled from the archives of Walkerville Publishing Inc., chronicles the evolution of a sleepy village at the western edge of the British Empire, as it becomes a Canadian industry giant.

Though christened Windsor because of its “back-home” familiarity, Canada’s southernmost city was in large part shaped by its close proximity to Detroit, Michigan.

The more than 130 photos in “Windsor Then” include images that emerge like a nearly forgotten dream: stubby ferry steamers puffing across the Detroit River, graceful ships cruising up and down the Great Lakes, charming horse-drawn carriages and trolleys giving way to the steel and smoke horse-less variety, rowdy rum runners making their fortunes during the wild days of Prohibition, the harsh reality of the Great Depression sandwiched between two “great” wars, and the rise of the well-to-do and comfortable middle class as Windsor’s auto and tool and die industry matures.

Ultimately, what this book reveals is a portrait of a community’s boundless optimism, its innovators as well as simple, hard-working business folk, during an era of remarkable achievement, vigour and great expectations, when anything was possible.

And indeed, isn’t Windsor’s story really the story of Canada?

> To Purchase a Copy Click Here