Slade Motel


In 1975 Sid Slade moved these Victoria motel units onto his land(Greg and Toglia’s now across from the co-op)without consulting with any government authority. His intention, to start a motel on Hornby was thwarted from the start. The units remained there for years gradually disintegrating . Eventually he managed to sell a few. You can still see them up Slade Road. The last one burned down in the eighties. Some say it was squatters that lit the match.

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  1. I “harvested” window trim and door trim from one of the last of these “no-tell motel” units
    (with Greg’s permission, of course).
    Sanded the layers of (lead?) paint off and reused them as window trim when I built my caravan
    (then over at the dome, now in sandpiper over at Shakti’s?).
    I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s all still there in the caravan,
    the trim that is.
    Thanks for the photos, Bob!
    They always bring back such memories for me.

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