Although it has become commonplace to see vacant buildings downtown, the history of Windsor’s suburbs is also beset by cycles of big dreams, disappointments and eventual abandonment (or re-purposing), and there are a number of failed development projects that haunt the suburbs as well.

As part of Broken City Lab’s Storefront Residencies for Social Innovation, the Border Bookmobile took a field trip to search for the remains of a proposed large-scale development that was slated for the Brighton Beach/Black Oak Park area in the 1920s (then the town of Ojibway). June 25, 2010.