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Canadian Steel Corporation Langlois Road Culvert / Ponceau de la rue Langlois - La société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel

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Ponceau de la rue Langlois - La société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel




Black and white photograph of the Langlois Culvert in the Canadian Steel Corporation's proposed town of Ojibway; the culvert is in the centre of the photograph, angled toward the bottom left corner; water is visible beneath the culvert; a trench is visible behind the culvert, also filled with water; dirt banks are visible on both sides of the trench; hand printed in the bottom left corner is: "Langlois Culvert 8-8-17 Looking South along Main Drain".


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

Culverts / Rigoles


Langlois Rd. / Chemin Langlois

Ojibway (Ont.)

Progress photographs / Photographies Progress

Sewerage / Réseau d'égouts

Water / Eau

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