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Trying to Document Old Arcade Locations

Discussion in 'General Arcade Chat' started by Black_Knight_2000, May 2, 2019.

  1. spiroagnew

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    Would an old Chuck E. Cheese location count?

    There was one at 3345 Harvester Rd, Burlington, ON...it's now Club 54. They had a good selection of pins and vids--this location closed up LONG before the chain became focussed on redemption games.
     
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    There was also one at Jane and Wilson and one at Vic Park and Sheppard. Second one is still there but its unrecognizable.
     
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    Hillcrest Mall, Richmond Hill, ON
    Studio 81, Yonge Street @ Cummer Ave, North York
     
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    Bayview Village had a place called the Bijou Club or Bijou Arcade. It’s long gone.
     
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    I don't recall a Wizard's Castle at Fairview Mall but I do remember there was a Sky Games on the lower level right next to one of the mall entrances. I think this entrance has been closed off and where the current food court area is.

    Anyone remember a place called The Sting north of Major Mac on Yonge Street? It's was on the same side as this place :p

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    There was an arcade in Burlington Mall in the 80's, next to movie theatre if I'm not mistaken, don't recall the name.

    In Oakville there was an arcade in Trafalgar Village when Trafalgar Village was actually a mall... it used to be at one end of the mall across from the grocery store and then it moved to the other end of the mall next to the Woolco, that would have been 80's and early 90's as I remember playing T2 there. The bowling alley there also had a selection of pin's too if memory recalls.

    Also in Oakville, Hopedale Mall had an arcade in it next to the K-Mart, spent way too much time there, this would be mid 80's I'd guess.

    The biggest arcade in Oakville really was Arnold's Funland/Kerr St. Billiards. This is where I spent the majority of my youth, it was late 80's I believe, when the location moved around from Kerr St. to a couple of different locations on Speers road before finally opening up in 1992 at 485 Morden Road, not sure when it finally closed but it transformed itself many times before it's final iteration as a sports bar I'd say. I even help Mr. Chung move between the Speers Road locations a couple of times. Found an old article here: https://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/2947000-strong-roots-led-arnold-s-to-success/
     
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    Yes indeed. I do remember the Sting! Growing up in the Hill during the 70's I remember it well...
     
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    My family owned the Fun & Games chain. 50 arcades. I can give complete location details.
     
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    My family owned the Fun & Games chain. 50 arcades across Ontario. I can share all the locations, which began opening in the mid seventies with the first being located in Eastgate Square, Stoney Creek.
     
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    Neat, so does that include the one at Shopper's World in Brampton? That was down the street from my middle school, and I remember it was a little unique because there were two arcades in the mall (Fun & Games and Future World if I remember correctly). Seemed a little odd, but not going to complain I suppose. They had different games though, so it was all good.
     
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    Yes Shopper’s World had one, Bramalea had one as did Sherway Gardens.
     
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    Just found this thread and had to sign up to comment.

    Used to spend my time at Fun & Games at Shopper World in the early 80s before the water slide went in, while Mom would shop at Safeway. Remember Tron kicking my butt as well as the hologram game. I’m sure I must have played Centipede there too.

    I went to school in Guelph and my friends and I would go the continence store on Edinburgh Rd. at lunch while attending the middle school on College Ave just east of Centennial High School. This appears to now have seen better days.

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    When we weren’t in class we went to the Crystal Palace downtown. Not sure what happened after the fire.

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