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Aiw
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 7:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A stroll though a Windsor Ghettohood - P.D.J.
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Ventura67
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 7:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You call that ghetto? Even Ypsilanti has better ghetto than that!

Besides, who stole the "ONE WAY" letters off the signs? : )

Thank you for the nice pics.
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Irish_mafia
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 8:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good stories AIW
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Danny
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 9:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WOW! AIW, I didn't know that Windsor has a Ghettohood! That area reminds me of Detroit. I better tell the Ghettoman about this.
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Machoken
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 9:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The ghettoman is a poser.
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Goat
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 11:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Careful or the Centaurians will want to speak to you.
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Blitz
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 11:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Definitely the worst looking neighbourhood in town. They have it under a special designation (similar to an empowerment zone) but it hasn't helped much yet. According to the city's website there are big plans for that area that includes demolishing most of that crap.

(Message edited by Blitz on May 12, 2006)

(Message edited by Blitz on May 12, 2006)
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 367
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 11:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Are those pictures really representative of the housing stock in that area? I have driven past this area a few years ago and I was surprised how rundown most of it looked. Its location would make this area a prime candidate for gentrification (especially for older people looking for easy access to spending their children's inheritance at CW).

If and when the Urban Village takes off, investors may become interested in renovating houses on the other side of downtown.

My neighbourhood in Ottawa is close to downtown and was really sketchy (from what I have been told) about 10 years ago. Now one side of a turn of the century duplex can go for over $450,000. The are also plenty of decent infill projects.

Blitz: link to the city's plans for that area?
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Goat
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 11:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

UiO, Take a look at the top of the screen when you click on the link.
The Marentette Glengarry CIP will give you all the info.

http://www.citywindsor.ca/0019 84.asp

You are correct. The Urban Village West is the first to break ground and the city is hoping to duplicate it on the near east side.
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Pam
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 11:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That little brick cottage was interesting. Maybe they could move it someplace. Does Ontario have a Greenfield Village type of place?
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Unclefrank
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 11:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That really ain't much of a ghetto.
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Goat
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Here is the Urban Village West. The city is hoping to have developers break ground within a years time.

http://www.citywindsor.ca/0019 84.asp

If you look at teh top of the page you can click on the guldelines and see what it is the city would like to have built here.
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Goat
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 11:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pam,

Yes they do. It is about 15-20 minutes outside of Windsor.

http://members.tripod.com/swo_ heritage/heri_vill.htm
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Upinottawa
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 12:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Goat. I was not aware of the MG CIP.

Now if only there was a plan to significantly reduce the amount of vacant office space downtown....
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 369
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 12:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heritage Village! Oh the grade school field trip flashbacks....

How is Heritage Village doing anyway?
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Goat
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 12:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The plan should be quit building office space OUTSIDE of the downtown area!
When the Urban Village really gets going in about 5-8 years, I am confident that it will change the downtown area. The city of Windsor will finally have a downtown to call their own, once again. I am hoping for a place where good restaurants exist, an eclectic amount of bars, good shopping and entertainment.
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Ray1936
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 12:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have to agree with Pam that the little brick cottage has a fascination to it. To beat the old cliche' to death, "If walls could only talk."

Nice set of photos, as always.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 3:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Andrew for giving us evidence that Windsor is close to Detroit.

Upinottawa, that $450,000 for 50% of a duplex is $50,000 USD. Can't buy much for that around here.

Goat, you are right. The centurians are lurking. Behave yourself.

Danny, Ghettoman ain't dead yet. He's just on vacation for the summer.

jjaba's question is "How long will it be before Windsor is booted from Canada for such blight?"

jjaba, Westsider.
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Upinottawa
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 4:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jjaba, us Canadians are getting richer by the minute. Now, one US dollar buys you less than $1.10 Canadian. Soon we'll be buying up American businesses....

Just released: The Hudson's Bay Company is building a signature store on the former Hudson's site in Detroit....
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Goat
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 7:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol @ UpinOttawa. They (HBC) can barely hold their own now.

Heritage Village is actually growing. They have ben given some grant money over the years and done some wonderful things with it.
Next time you are in the area check out the Car museum. Absolutely fantastic!
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3808
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 8:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Goat, can you still buy fur coats and mukluks at the Montreal Le Bay?

jjaba, LOL about our wonderful neighbors.
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Super_d
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Post Number: 877
Registered: 08-2005
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 8:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

'gotta' love it when ( WE ) Detroiters can be snobby!:-)

super d(motordetroit)

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