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Ex Timminsite

Post by MadTrapper » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:50 pm

Lived in Timmins from 1975 - 77.
Worked at the Texas Gulf Mine well before its purchase by Falconbridge.
It was then called Ecstall Mines.
Used to drink in a bar called the Maple Leaf Hotel as well as the Timmins Hotel which wasn't far from the Timmins Police [cop station if I recall correctly.

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Re: Ex Timminsite

Post by JosephMcCarthy » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:09 pm

Never heard of the Maple Leaf hotel or Timmins hotel... you sure they were in Timmins?

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Post by JosephMcCarthy » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:09 pm

Just kidding.. welcome to the board.

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Re: Ex Timminsite

Post by DenBen » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:44 pm

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Post by JohnW » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:43 pm

[hello

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Re: Ex Timminsite

Post by PastaPrince » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:55 pm

MadTrapper wrote:Lived in Timmins from 1975 - 77.
Worked at the Texas Gulf Mine well before its purchase by Falconbridge.
It was then called Ecstall Mines.
Used to drink in a bar called the Maple Leaf Hotel as well as the Timmins Hotel which wasn't far from the Timmins Police [cop station if I recall correctly.

I started at TG in 1976, maybe we know each other. Now live in Goderich.

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Re: Ex Timminsite

Post by MadTrapper » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:59 pm

Another watering hole where I stopped on occasion on a hot summers day for a cold one or 2 or 3 ... was the Empire Hotel. It's sister hotel the Empire in North Bay, Ontario is now an old age home. I doubt if the Timmins Empire is still open. Probably a parking lot by now. We'd gather in that place the odd weekend and raise the water table a foot by the time the waitresses made their rounds for "last call". Miners worked hard and liked their beer on the weekend.
Memories, memories.

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Re: Ex Timminsite

Post by Loco101 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:45 pm

Empire Hotel is now the Empire Apartment complex.

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Re: Ex Timminsite

Post by Riskynet » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:29 am

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Post by JohnW » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:45 am

Oooh, I remember shouting "go hooome" at the band many times in that place. Good times.

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Re: Ex Timminsite

Post by Riskynet » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:58 am

Good times for sure.

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Re: Ex Timminsite

Post by Loco101 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:50 pm

JohnW wrote:Oooh, I remember shouting "go hooome" at the band many times in that place. Good times.
not surprised at all [lol2

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Re: Ex Timminsite

Post by Captain Steubings » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:26 pm

anyone remember seeing John getting his ass kicked in the parking lot after the show? Pics are a bonus!

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Re: Ex Timminsite

Post by JohnW » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:30 pm

Oddly, that never happened.

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