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Best of Times Magazine 2006 Edition: SOLD OUT!

Dear Friends:

The Best of the Times Magazine- 2006 Edition is now SOLD OUT!

Note that we will NOT be re-publishing this book.

Thank you to everyone who supported this great local history project!

Chris Edwards & Elaine Weeks


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Editorial Review

In March 1999, a publication was launched for the people of Walkerville, a 19th century model town founded by Hiram Walker of Canadian Club whisky fame, that had amalgamated with Windsor in 1935. The Walkerville Times, a local history-focused paper, quickly became a must read for Walkerville residents.

Due to requests for stories about the rest of this region’s fascinating past – once known as the Border Cities, The Walkerville Times evolved into The Times Magazine two years later.

A compilation of hundreds of stories and over 1,000 photos of Windsor and area’s rich history from the first 46 issues, was released as “Best of The Times Magazine” in November of 2004. All 3000 copies were gone in a year, so due to popular demand, we give you “Best of The Times Magazine 2006” which includes stories and photos from all 56 issues.

Travel back in time to the rowdy days of rum running, the revolutionary beginnings of Canada’s auto industry, spend lazy summer days swimming at Ford Bathing Beach, ride the steamer Columbia and Ste-Claire to Bob-Lo island, explore ghost stories and cursed islands, return to the North Pole at Hudson’s, exit the US with slaves via the Underground Railroad, say goodbye to those brave boys heading off to war – and so much more!

Best of The Times Magazine has something for anyone interested in Windsor and area’s history – and for those who have lived it! Without a doubt, anyone from the Border Cities who reads Best of The Times Magazine will recognize a familiar name or face – maybe even their own!


The Windsor Star, December 20, 2006

“Best of The Times, 2006 edition, is an enlarged and updated version of the 2004 coffee-table book published by their company, Walkerville Publishing. All 3,000 copies of the first edition sold out within a year.

It took Edwards and Weeks a year to put the first one together from articles in their magazines, Walkerville Times and later The Times. The new edition was another six months in the making.”


Reader’s Praise

“All I can say is thank you for all your hard work in putting this wonderful history of Windsor together. I have been showing it off to my fellow Rum Runners and telling them some of the stories. I will be buying more of your publications in the future.”



Product Details

  • Hardcover with dust jacket – 408 pages
  • Publisher – Walkerville Publishing Company
  • Language – English
  • ISBN – 0-9781290-0-8
  • Product Dimensions – 8.75 x 11.24
  • Shipping Weight- 2 kgs


Chapter Titles

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  • It All Began in Walkerville
  • A Border Town
  • Birth of the Auto
  • Crime in the City
  • Mysterious and Disastrous
  • My Old House
  • Places We Remember
  • Sports Heritage
  • School Daze
  • Black History
  • Why We Must Remember
  • Postcards and Paintings from the Past
  • Legacy Profiles

Click here to read sample stories from the Best of Times 2006 Edition

Walkerville Publishing would like to acknowledge the following Legacy Sponsors: Anchor Lamina Inc.; City of Windsor; University of Windsor; RJ Cyr Company Ltd; Windsor Memorial Gardens.




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