Rest in peace, Palomino Club. I will miss your sign.
A few from Portage Avenue, including the iconic Pianos signage, Canadian Super Shop, and The old Kings Theatre which, incidentally, was one of my go-to movie theatres as a kid. Among many others, I saw E.T. and Empire Strikes Back there.
A bit of a grab bag today, as I try to get somewhat caught up on my postings. From the top: Body Shades on Portage Avenue (it’s worth noting that the blue and white building to the left is now a restaurant, after being occupied for several years as some mysterious private social club); P&P Food Market on McGreggor; and Super Sudzer’s on Main Street.
Here are some shots of the the new Altexpo mural in the lobby of the brand new Alt Hotel on Portage Avenue. Consisting of over 2600 of my Winnipeg and Manitoba photos, the 2-sided floor-to-ceiling mural is a collaboration with the Sextans design studio in Montreal (I provided the photos and they did the design work). I think it came out great! Stop in and check it out when the hotel opens.
More rescued and/or reworked photos from the archives. These ones are all from 2008.
More from the archives. These ones are all from 2008 or 2009. The majority are previously unedited, but a couple of them are new (presumably better) edits of previously posted shots.
Some Portage Avenue photos, ranging from Young Street to Burnell Street. From the top: Foodfare (expect the best); the corner of Portage and Young, where the Sound Exchange somehow survives; the Cash Money/Russian Deli, beside the now sign-less National Typewriter Building; Eben Convenience; and finally, the relatively new coffee house/pub/music venue, The Good Will—a fantastic addition to this stretch of Portage Avenue, despite its confusing name and near-invisible signage.
Portage Avenue. I’m glad to see that this has turned into a pretty interesting little strip; I don’t recall there being anything of interest in it when I lived nearby around five years ago. Now, between Jonnies and Cafe Ce Soir, it’s got at least two legitimate go-to spots.
Portage Avenue. When I lived in Wolseley (from around 2002-2010), this was my go-to Italian restaurant. Decent food, decent prices. I miss it. That’s 807 Portage Avenue beside it, with the sunlight dancing off the corner of the building.
The ALT Hotel, at the corner of Portage Avenue and Donald….coming a long quite nicely.
The end of summer is approaching, and I haven’t been to Sargent Sundae (Portage Avenue) once this year. I will have to remedy that….
More dusk shots from Portage Avenue. Can you tell how much I love this time of day for shooting? From the top: Looking through the Portage Avenue trees towards Manitoba Hydro (built 2008); another look at the Hydro Building behind one of the Portage Avenue Walkways at Portage and Carlton; the Carlton Building (built 1912); Portage Place (built 1987); the Boyd Building (built 1912); Newport Centre (now Rogers, built 1970); looking west from Hargrave; and finally, looking easy from Hargrave.