Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Ottawa South History Project
Corner of Bank Street and Echo Drive, ca 1950s.

History Of The Sunnyside Library

The Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library is one of the gems of our Old Ottawa South neighbourhood. Much loved and very well used by young and old, it has been in existence almost as long as the entire Ottawa library system itself, but of course it looked very different in the beginning.

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Ottawa South 1911 Census Demographics

- 1911 CENSUS DATA for Sub-District Ottawa South -

Data from Archives Canada (30 pages total, each page as one file, with 50 records maximum per page).

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/about-census.aspx

Data in both original (hand-written) format and transcribed format:

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/EnumerationDistrict.jsp?sdid=5712

Note that a few fields of interest are missing from the transcription, such as address, occupation, religion, nationality.

However, here are summary stats for Ottawa South provided by Statistics Canada.

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Sesquicentennial+ Celebration of Our Prime Ministers: Jean Chrétien

Come celebrate and learn—it’s free! Edward Goldenberg will be helping us better understand the life and times of Jean Chrétien, Canada’s 20th prime minister with three majority governments from 1993-2003.

Led by Edward Goldenberg, Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Room L120, 233 Main Street, Saint Paul University.

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Our Community 100 Years Ago: A Sketch of Old Ottawa South in 1911

LAC_Woodside_PA-016818_smallWhat was happening in our part of the City around 1911? Who lived here? What were they concerned about? What local institutions were active?

As we celebrate the start of 2011, a look back at people, places and events of a century ago will give us a broader view of our progress.

Let’s start with “who”. The 1911 Census says 1,485 people were living in Ottawa South. There were 314 households, consisting of 280 married couples, 40 widows, and 20 widowers (but no divorcees). By comparison, Ottawa as a whole had a population of 90,520.

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