Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | January 6, 2018

Changes to Pitt Street North – Pt 2

Continuing on  from where we left off in Part 1 of this series …

1447 Pitt Street is now home to an automobile repair shop.

1503 Pitt right next door now houses two restaurants.

The convenience store across the street now operates under a different brand.

Further north, the car dealership at 1515 Pitt Street has been replaced by a fitness centre, which has expanded the footprint.

Right next door at 1525 Pitt, the home renovation center has been replaced by a furniture chain store.

Further along the street at 1613, the natural gas company office has been transformed into a popular dining spot.

Next door, the once popular Bob Auline chicken and rib eatery has witnessed a series of restaurants/pubs come and go. It is now home to a Thai restaurant.

Across the street, the service station has become the base of operation for an hvac company. And across Emma, while the soda shop/convenience store remains, the used car dealer is now an automobile accessory shop.

To the north of that complex, Surgeson Electric has moved to Tyotown and been replaced by a wine and beer kit store. Across Pitt Street, another tool rental company has taken over the Atlas site.

Follow this LINK to see some businesses which previously operated at the foot of this overpass.

The SD&G Historical Society colour photographs on this page were taken in September of 1989.



  1. Great photos. Former businesses missing that would be nice to add if they can be located are Wimpy’s, Bill’s Light Lunch, CFML radio station, Campeau’s convenience, Seaway Drive-In. I know there are others but the ones included are fantastic.

    • We’re only at Part 2 of what will not be an exhaustive list of businesses, but rather a representative sampling.

  2. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list – primarily just some photos taken in 1989. However, we previously posted on Mitchell’s. 🙂

  3. The train station is not mentioned , nor does it appear in the post. The sign is simply in the photo of some Pitt Street buildings.

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