Drugs and Booze: The Rowdy History of 1761 Grant Street

The one-and-a-half storey house at 1761 Grant was built under a $2,250 building permit  issued to W.H. Creitz at the beginning of January 1910. By May it was on the market, described as having seven rooms “with every up-to-date convenience built in.”  It was “not an ordinary house; come and see it; if you see it,Continue reading “Drugs and Booze: The Rowdy History of 1761 Grant Street”

August 21st meeting recap

There was a full house again for the GHG’s monthly meeting, held (as always) in the boardroom at Britannia at 7 pm on the third Thursday. Cynthia Low, the executive director of Britannia, gave a Powerpoint presentation and listened to questions and comments about the ongoing planning process to replace the current Britannia Community CentreContinue reading “August 21st meeting recap”

1500-Block Grant Street

In an earlier post, I had discussed James Guinet who began work in our neighbourhood by building himself a family home at 1556 Grant Street.  Now, through the generosity of James Guinet’s grand-daughter, we have a photograph of that house taken just after it was built in 1909. Those of you who know the neighbourhoodContinue reading “1500-Block Grant Street”