Monday, August 27, 2012

Rest in pieces - demolished and abandoned national landmarks.

  1. The Sir John Carling Building on Carling Avenue in Ottawa - (1967-2013).
  2. The Lorne Building in Ottawa - (1961-2011).
  3. The Royal Alexandra Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a CPR hotel - (1906-1971).
  4. One thousand lighthouses that were declared "surplus" by Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 2012. Photo on the right shows Peggy's Cove (1914-   ).

5.   The CNR train station on Montreal Street in Kingston, Ontario. See the YouTube video "Grand
      Trunk's Kingston Station".
6.   The original Denison Armoury at CFB Toronto.
7.   Two de Havilland aircraft hangars at CFB Downsview, Toronto. (1943-2010).
8.   The Bowmanville POW Camp, which later became the Ontario Training School for Boys.
9.   The Cold War Bunkers, also known as The Diefenbunkers, were located at CFS Carp, Ontario;
      Camp Nanaimo, British Columbia; CFB Penhold, Alberta; CFB Shilo, Manitoba; CFB Borden,
      Ontario; CFB Valcartier, Quebec and CFS Debert, Nova Scotia. (from: Wikipedia). An outlaw
      motorcycle gang, possibly the Hell's Angels, wanted to buy the CFB Penhold bunker, so the
      government systematically demolished it. Photograph of the Penhold Diefenbunker:

10. Expo '67 pavilions - the most popular display was the U.S.S.R. pavilion. It was dismantled. The French and Quebec pavilions form the Casino de Montreal, while the American biodome is now the
Montreal Biosphere.

The U.S.S.R. Pavilion is now part of the All-Russia Exhibition Centre in Moscow.


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