A look at the stretch of Burnell Street between Portage and St. Paul. Despite looking like the set of an old western film, it’s an interesting stretch with loads of potential….
An odd-looking structure at St. Matthews and Beverley.
The view (from Arlington) of the alley just north of Portage Avenue.
More from Ellice Avenue, roughly from Sherbrook to Burnell. From the top: Nery’s Beauty Salon, Hong Hing Restaurant, Discount Everything, Pho Kim Tuong Restaurant, Ellice Buy & Sell (no grouchy staff guaranteed), and the block of buildings east of Burnell.
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.
A couple from at or near the corner of Portage and Lipton. I believe the for lease property was a former Blockbuster Video.
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.
A couple of classics from the West End. First, the iconic former Perth’s building—now Juliana Pizza (Ellice Avenue), followed by Teddy’s Place on Balmoral Street (technically in the Central Park portion of Downtown, but close enough).
A trio of old West End gems. First, Wild Strawberry on Sargent Avenue. Next, the Minto Armoury (St. MAtthews Avenue, built 1914). And last, a photo I’ve title Boarded Up on Burnell. Both of these photos are re-worked versions of photos from 2009.
Some shots from the West End. The colorful Prince Randolph Apartments (Burnell Street); am empty lot on Maryland; City Church (Maryland Street); and the former West End Library (Ellice Avenue, built 1966).