- I remember when the Arcade was Jarvie’s skate shop.
- and before that it was Ma's
- Then it moved next door
- was this before or after the fire?
- I was there a lot when a young teenager
- It was Dickie’s Store before that. Candies primarily. Next door was Don Jarvie’s Bike shop long before an Arcade.
- What year is this
- The car and truck in the background seem to be mid 70s.
- You're not wrong.
- Remember when Ma had that spider monkey
- Yes I do
- Is this the corner of Guelph and Mill Streets?
- I remember when it was ma use to go down & get my dads cigars there you could buy smokes for .05 cents each great store
- Nice pic lots of arcade time back then
- Our teenage babysitter would take our 3 kids there in summer to meet up with friends, & boy friends! Kids would get to play games so they won’t tell us. Only found out when kids were all older teenagers.
- Spent alot of time at the Arcade at lunch break from the high school
- Was Jarvie’s not on the corner before that new looking building was built....I remember using money I made from my rink rat job at the arena to buy my first pair of new skates....still have them....
- Getty’s! I couldn’t remember the name of the variety store thank you. Was it right on the corner before Dr Wolburg built his building. Wolburg was in the old post office before he build this building in the early 70s.
- Ken & Colin Donaldson's father work there as well as Shel Lawr I believe...someone help me here is that correct? :)
- I do believe Gettys were where Maws was before moving to the Steins Dairy building?????
- I believe Maw had a pet store on Main Street before the smoke shop in the old Caddro building....
- Was Jeanne's Variety after Maws, Shel did work at Jarvies
- Back in our dayss ...the old building was Jarvis Cycle and Sports...I beleive the precursor to North Halton Sports. ...and what shows as the Arcade ,was a variety store run by Gerry and Jean Getty ,at that time. Mas was before my time,,,'65 and on.
- Spent lots of lunch hours from GDHS playing pin ball.
- Yes I was good friends with Debbie Jarvie. Her Dad had Jarvie's Cycle and sports and if I recall they lived above the store. Also remember before it was the Arcade it was a wee variety store called Ma and Pa's. My Grandpa Oliver used to give me money to go fetch him a package of Old Virginia tobacco so he could roll his own cigarettes. No questions asked I purchased it and got to keep the change for some penny candy. Yikes, that was a while ago.
- Correct Jarvie's sports was in the original building on the corner and maybe before your time Dickisons ran the confectionary store next door which is the Arcade in the photo!!!
- A quiz what was the color of the sweater that the son of the Dickisons wore everyday , extra points if you can remember his name
- I remember "Charlie Dickison" like he was standing at the top of those stairs yesterday. Sweater colour I'm not sure of but I don't ever recall seeing him without one!! tell me or I won't be able to sleep tonight.
- oh your good, Charlie it was in his dark maroon sweater
- Now what color was his moms wig 🙄
- I have a memory of not being allowed in that arcade or being kicked out. I'm not sure why... but I also remember spending my coins in the one that was in the base of the new building. PINK PANTHER was my favourite pinball machine.
- OK old, old timers - who remembers when Clarence Kennedy and his family lived on that corner?
- I do, There were two boys, one was Doug & I can’t remember the other one.
- The other one was Terry lost his arm in the hydro station across from old fire hall
- Went to school with Terry
- That’s right , I remember now.
- Joy, it is Mrs. Kennedy's name I can't remember. They were good friends of my Mom and Dad. Dad gave blood for Terry's arm surgery.
- her name was Pearl, the only reason I remember is that was my Mom’s name as well. I definitely remember that day when Terry lost his arm, the whole town was in shock. So glad there were people like your Dad who were so willing to help.
- Remember it too he wasn’t very old
- i never got to go in there. My brother wouldnt let me. but i was in Jarvie's
- I spent so much time & so much money in that place, I think I may have owned it at one point! LOL! Miss it, though.
- I remember when a couple owned it [ they were circus people ] and had a monkey and a bird or two loose in there .
- I went there often
- Yup this was where we all went to hang out as kids. A quarter brought us lots of fun
- So true. MIss that place
- The good old days. Now we have to be responsible
- haha. Maybe I was in England when you went to the arcade. Rob Brown and I used to go there a lot. There were a couple of games I really like. Space Invaders and Mr. PacMan were great.
- Before it was an Arcade it was a General Store, sold the best firecrackers ever.
- Ma's I recall buying FLIP there anyone else buy flip, it was the Mountain Dew of the day, 5 Cents I belive :)
- I love these old pictures of georgetown, keep em coming.
- And the dentist .... Dr. Walburgh on the corner second floor.
- Jarvie's Sports Store....
- So lived in the Pepsi Arcade when the Edwards ran/owned it
Funny after shutting down all pool halls and arcades the kids really had nothing in gtown for while...hmmm until we hit 19 yrs lol 😉
- Yes me and Rory barton spent alot of time there.
- I remember that place as ma's candy store
- When we were kids no grownup ladies had first names they were just Mrs. and if they did you were not allowed to call them by it anyway them were the rules lol
- I really wouldn't want to see your mother pissed off:]
- What ever happen to. Terry
- Spent many hours in that arcade!!
- Do you mean Terry Kennedy?
- is he the one who lost his arm when he climbed into
The hydro compound
- I think the family moved to Kitchener, but lost touch years ago.
- He was a tad hyper <
- I can show you a scar just below my eye that he gave me after throwing a broken bottle at me. We were about 8 or 9.
- I dont know where he went.
- where is he now
- after reading this comment, I was trying to think when the last time I was called "Mrs". I can't …. how sad
- Odd coming from two women? Do you genuinely miss the considerations men would give because of your gender? ( This student of life wants to know.)🤔
- I miss the respect given when Mrs is used with the younger generations
- ...and there it is. When, specifically speaking, and in your opinion, did a function of politeness, reverence, and respectful effort become politically incorrect? When did the perception change, and why?
- Judy to this day I call folks Mrs and Mrs :)
- My Favourite place.I will never forget the first time my Mom walked in and caught me with a smoke in my hand.It was not a good day lmao.
- oh yeah..bought my first pack of smokes there in 62...sure glad I quit 30 years ago...went over to Leonard Thibeault's house up the street and started smoking them right away 😎
- must of walked past that place so many times heading to Stans for fries or Yongs for an EggRoll! Prolly smoking all the way there! For crying in the night!
- pretty sure Jarvis’s was on the corner ·
- remember when it was a confectionery store and they sold mini pops for 5 cents and you got 2 cents back for the empty bottle. They were made in lots of flavors.
- The 'Hood'.
- Many quarters and hours burnt there lol
- I seem to recall a Coke machine, next to the sidewalk just to the left of the picture. Glass bottles, cap opener on the machine the whole 9 yards. I only mention it because today someone would likely throw the whole works in a pick up truck and make off with it for the $10 in the cash box, the $100 in scrap metal, and the Coke!? 🤔
- yup. I do remember that!
- Loved dropping quarters in Hyper Olympics oh the memories
- Remember when Arcade was Ma's. Penny candy and ice cream on the way home from school. Anyone remember the monkey they had ?
- I remember..
- Yes it was run by the Getty family then they moved down to the old Steens dairy store
- I hung there
- was dickensons variety before Ma's
- Cool , me and Greg were flipper , flipper world champs there
- My 2nd home lol
- Omg, long time ago! Forgot about it.
- I remember, Jill. And Ma's.
- Used to go there after the matinee on Sat. Afternoon with my Aunt and she would buy a Tin Roof Sundae —she hated having to take me to the show so it didn’t happen very often but when I got to have some boy was it good——got a quarter for the show and that included a drink and a popcorn 🍿—does anyone remember Mau wore a red wig and often it wasn’t on straight and her grey hair showed around the edges —they were such wonderful people —used to call it Charlie’s too was he the son ?
- Yes Charlie was their son,
- gave the answer to your memory question, red it was
- Oops sorry didn’t mean to if it was someone else’s to answer
- alls good Judy, was just some fun memory questions with Bob
- It's OK , Murray and I where reminicing and he asked me if I knew what colour Mrs. Dickison's hair was and he had me stuck!!! lol
- Lost a lot of money in that place
- Next door was a shoe repair place before it burnt !
12/10/2019 05:07:47 pm
When it was Ma's there was a scary Siamese cat that prowled the shelves.
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