The Oban Inn is still operating as a spa and hotel/ resort. But, you won’t see the old building. It was destroyed in a fire, as reported below. I was staying at a hotel (not this one) which caught on fire. We had just fallen asleep and I don’t remember how late it was. We … Read more
Sam Roberts (Ghostsigns UK) and Roy Reed are looking for funding to complete their project, documenting London, England’s ghost signs. For a pledge of $77 Canadian you can get a copy of the book sent to you. They expect to have it ready to mail out by Christmas this year, 2021. You can also just … Read more
I have heard about the fire in old Toronto. So long ago (before I was born) that I forget the year. But, this postcard says it was 1904, and this is where the fire started. None of those old buildings will still be standing. The others which survived in 1904 are mostly gone too. The … Read more
Fran’s had been left empty for years. No one bought it or leased it and this year it was demolished. The Fran’s restaurant chain is still around, mainly in Toronto. But, not in Barrie any more.