Developers demolish Whalom Park

Posted Friday, October 13, 2006 10:13 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Workers began demolishing buildings at the former Whalom Park Tuesday, tearing down the roller skating rink and the ballroom, according to Carl Pearson, vice president of Global Property Developers Corporation. The merry-go-round, two historic cottages and a historic house are the structures temporarily saved from demolition under the bylaw.

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Friday, October 13, 2006 1:49 PM
rollergator's avatar Sure, we knew this day was coming for a long time....but now the final saga of the century-old park is written. Sad day indeed! :(
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Friday, October 13, 2006 4:48 PM
john peck's avatar Yup.. no surprise here! Not good news though!
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 10:03 AM
Hope the condo development fails.
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 2:08 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Goodbye Flyer Comet. :(
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Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:28 AM
Jeff's avatar Pics of the coaster coming down:

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Saturday, October 21, 2006 2:10 AM
I feel especially bad for those who grew up in Whalom Park; it was a park unlike the urbanized parks of today. You could ride the Flyer Comet over and over, and they would just ask "who wants to stay on?" They also had some pretty unique rides there, like the Tumble-Bug and the Rok and Roll, It's a shame they couldn't establish themselves a National Landmark or something. R.I.P. Whalom Park.
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