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Canadian Steel Corporation Proposed Ojibway Town Site / L'emplacement de la ville Ojibway proposé par la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel

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L'emplacement de la ville Ojibway proposé par la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel




Black and white photograph looking south along the proposed D Street, from 20th Street in the proposed town of Ojibway; a cleared path through meadow and trees runs vertically down the centre of the photo; logs are lying in the path and trees are visible on both sides; in the background on the right there is a small shack or hut of some sort; hand printed on the bottom right corner of the photograph is: "View South along D St. from 20th St." Stamped is "Canadian Steel Corporation, Ltd."


The Canadian Steel Corporation, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Company, purchased an 1800 acre site around 1917 and an elaborate town was planned to house workers at the plant. Roads were built and fire hydrants installed before the town itself was started and a four-lane divided highway separated the plant site from the town and connected it to Windsor, four kilometres away. The recession of the 1920s led the company to reassess the Canadian plant. Some mills were erected but the residential areas were never started. The depression of the 1930s finally killed the project, although the buildings which had been erected were used for war work in the 1940s. The town, which had been incorporated in 1913, remained a municipality although its population never exceded 100. It was annexed by Windsor in 1966, by which time natural regeneration had created a forest on the town site. Part of the site is now Windsor's nature park and the land planned for the Carnegie steel plant was developed for industry and is now known as the Morton Industrial Park. The residential area is now used by a harness racing complex, a new subdivision and the nature park.

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Canada - Ontario - Ojibway

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Museum Windsor


20th St. / Rue 20e

Canadian Steel Corporation Ltd. / Société canadienne de l'acier Canadian Steel ltd.

City planning / Planification urbaine

D St. / Rue D

Logs / Bûches

Meadows / Prairie

Ojibway (Ont.)

Progress photographs / Photographies Progress

Trees / Arbres

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