Thursday, December 7, 2017

The evolution of fire-fighting in Kitchissippi

The new Kitchissippi Times is out today, and inside you'll find two articles that I contributed. The first one is my usual "Early Days" column, and its focus this week is on two important structures that were important to the community for a long time - the Churchill Avenue and Parkdale Avenue fire stations. The article covers the earliest days of fire fighting in the area, and tracks how technology and progress led to changes over time. Long-time residents will likely have memories of both stations, which closed in 1985. The Churchill station is long demolished, but luckily Parkdale was given heritage status in the 90s, and later added to the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

You can read the full article, with several photos here:

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