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Canadian Steel Corporation Turkey Creek Storm Drain Outlet / La sortie du collecteur d'eaux pluviales de la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel dans le ruisseau Turkey

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La sortie du collecteur d'eaux pluviales de la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel dans le ruisseau Turkey




Black and white view of Turkey Creek at the location of the storm drain outlet for the proposed town of Ojibway; the right side of the photograph is a tall, grassy field; houses and trees are visible in the far background; Turkey Creek enters the photograph in the middle of the left side of the photo and winds up through the middle; more meadow and trees are visible on the left side of the creek; hand printed in the bottom right corner is "View of Turkey Creek at location of Storm Drain outlet. Oct 23, 1916".


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

Collection Name

Museum Windsor


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

City planning / Planification urbaine

Meadows / Prairie

Ojibway (Ont.)

Progress photographs / Photographies Progress

Sewerage / Réseau d'égouts

Streams / Ruisseaux

Trees / Arbres

Turkey Creek / Ruisseau Turkey

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