Pembina Highway. As a kid, I thought this was the coolest building in the city, and I’d always be on the lookout for those bright blue waves when driving down Pembina. Funny thing is, up until recently, I thought this place was called Driver’s Den. I know, I know, it makes no sense. But that’s how I read it once—maybe 30 years ago—and my brain never corrected the error, until recently when I noticed that the business was headed to St. Mary’s Avenue.
Here are a couple of photos taken from the condo on Wellington at Cockburn. The first one is looking southeast towards a cluster of mid-rises on south Osbourne, and the second one shows the MTS building on Corydon with Pembina Highway in the distance.
Some shots from the Corydon area. From the top: River Osborne Community Centre (Pembina and Corydon), a remnant of the atrocious Metro Plaza (1966-1987) by the usually great Etienne Gaboury; Fort Rouge Travel, in the old Union Bank of Canada Building (built 1919); and a couple of classic Corydon storefronts, Corydon Hardware and Peking Chinese Foods.
Grey Street (built 1915).