redevelopment of the west Lakeshore area, with its
Spanish-style arches, iron grilles and white stucco, will soon be demolished down to make way for a road connecting Lake Shore Blvd. W. to the lake,
|Silver Moon Motel, the Dutch Sisters’ |
the Rainbow Motel
Sunshine Tourist Court
The Casa Mendoza , built by naval architect Hans Sachau, since 1928, has been a banquet hall and the Dutch Sisters Inn, a marine yard, what was once a dock where boaters would tie up and come in for a drink and dinner, there's a road now, Marine Parade Dr., between Casa and the lake, used by cyclists, strollers, runners and condo buyers.
Its neighbours, motels named the Silver Moon and the Rainbow, have been demolished, The Beach Motel, was vacated over the summer.
In the 1960s and '70s, the motel strip, with budget rates and access to the city, was popular with families and drew visitors to the CNE and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Later, the motel strip became popular with a clientele whose needs were hourly.
The property is owned by a developer. As the Lake Shore changes, it read, "It's more crucial to maintain a tie to the past." Nothing came of it.
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