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Milkmobile (Off St. Matthews between Erin and Wall)

Milkmobile (Off St. Matthews between Erin and Wall)

St. Matthews Avenue

St. Matthews Avenue

Off St. Matthews between Erin and Wall

Off St. Matthews between Erin and Wall

  • Suze

    Love these pics of my neighbourhood. Recently moved to Wall/Minto area and love that this industrial pocket remains. And recently a few new non industrial businesses have moved in as well to Wall (a bakery and in near future a micro brewery).Tried to find anything on your site re Minto St, formerly Thomas St, aka the red light district of WPG, dismantled circa 1905. I was hoping a few buildings remained from that era. There is a row of promising houses with mansard roofs, but sadly City Wpg property search says they were built 1911-1912 :(.ReplyCancel

Neon Factory (Main Street)

Neon Factory (Main Street)

Turksish Baths sign (originally from the Alexandria Hotel), Neon Factory (Main Street)

Turksish Baths sign (originally from the Alexandria Hotel), Neon Factory (Main Street)

Neon Factory (Main Street)

Neon Factory (Main Street)

Neon Factory (Main Street)

Neon Factory (Main Street)

C. Kelekis signage, Neon Factory (Main Street)

C. Kelekis signage, Neon Factory (Main Street)

Original C. Kelekis signage, Neon Factory (Main Street)

Original C. Kelekis signage, Neon Factory (Main Street)

Shanghai Restaurant signage, Neon Factory (Main Street)

Shanghai Restaurant signage, Neon Factory (Main Street)

Neon Factory (Main Street)

Neon Factory (Main Street)

Every now and then I try to pop into the Neon Factory (Main Street north of Alexander). They make it easy—they open their doors to the public on most Saturdays (at least in the summer)—and it’s definitely worth the trip; with signs from many of Winnipeg’s great institutions including Shanghai and Kelekis restaurants, The Blue Note Cafe, and the Alexandria Hotel, the Neon Factory is as close to a Winnipeg History Museum as this city has got.

Proprietor of Zidrum;s Auto Repair (Logan Avenue)

Proprietor of Zidrum;s Auto Repair (Logan Avenue)

Brake Band and Supply (Logan Avenue)

Brake Band and Supply (Logan Avenue)

5n Dime (Logan Avenue)

5n Dime (Logan Avenue)

5n Dime (Logan Avenue)

5n Dime (Logan Avenue)

While taking photos of the 5n Dime (what is this place??) back in June, I got called over by the owner of Zidrum’s/Brake Band across the street. I can’t remember his name unfortunately, but he was a very friendly fellow. After moving here from Croatia, he started up this place, and has been running it now for over 35 years (if my memory serves me well).

Nicolett Hotel (Rue Lafleche)

Nicolett Hotel (Rue Lafleche)

Plinguet and McTavish

Plinguet and McTavish

Provencher East

Provencher East

Union Stock Yards (Marion Street)

Union Stock Yards (Marion Street)

Union Stock Yards (Marion Street)

Union Stock Yards (Marion Street)

East Man Feeds (Marion Street)

East Man Feeds (Marion Street)

East Man Feeds (Marion Street)

East Man Feeds (Marion Street)

Provencher East

Provencher East

Carl

Carl’s Barber Shop (St. Anne’s Road)

Holy Cross School (Dubuc Street)

Holy Cross School (Dubuc Street)

Loona Rossa Family Restaurant (St. Mary

Loona Rossa Family Restaurant (St. Mary’s Road)

MacDonald

MacDonald’s Television & Appliance (St. Mary’s Road)

Red Top Restaurant  (St. Mary

Red Top Restaurant (St. Mary’s Road)

A lovely evening in St. Boniface and St. Vital. No interesting clouds to be found, but nice light nonetheless.

61 Heaton

61 Heaton

61 Heaton

61 Heaton

61 Heaton

61 Heaton

530 Waterfront

530 Waterfront

Flying Saucer Condo (Waterfront Drive)

Flying Saucer Condo (Waterfront Drive)

A look at the corner of Waterfront Drive and Heaton, technically in Point Douglas, but for all intents and purposes, a northern extension of the Exchange District. Currently, the highlight of this little nook is 61 Heaton (first three photos), but by this time next year, it’s likely that will change.