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Old Ottawa South Community Association

Sunnyside Tennis Club

The April 1979 OSCAR contained an article by Lindsay Suthren in which Mr. George Seal of Bellwood Avenue reminisced… “about his childhood in Ottawa South. He can remember the sounds of tennis playing on the four courts of the Sunnyside Tennis Club which was situated in the ravine behind St. Margaret Mary's Church, formerly Calvin Presbyterian Church. Tennis was very popular as was canoeing. There were a number of canoe clubs on the Rideau River and on the Canal within the Ottawa South area.”[1]

Tennis boomed in Ottawa in the 1920s. Many clubs – St. James, All Saints, St. Alban’s, and St. Joseph’s – were linked to churches and in 1924 Calvin Presbyterian Church at Sunnyside and Fairbairn acquired enough land behind the church to build six double tennis courts; in fact, only four courts were built.[2]

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Wyoming Park in Ottawa South

Wyoming-Park-SubdivisionMap-smallOriginally published in the February 2013 OSCAR.

In the late 1890s the area of Ottawa South bounded by Bank, Grove, Bronson, Sunnyside, and Woodbine Place was promoted as a new residential neighbourhood under the name “Wyoming Park.”

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Ottawa Then & Now Photos

a012914-v6-mikan-3318580-smallJohn West has developed a creative hobby — he re-takes old photographs of Ottawa and then creates an animated dissolve between the old and new photograph. He posts his work on his website www.Ottawahh.com.

Have a look at some of the images of the Old Ottawa South area.

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Ottawa South Property Company Prospectus

Editor's Note: The Prospectus of Ottawa South Property Company Limited is now available online here http://online.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.97827 

Ottawa South Property Company Prospectus

Research notes from examining this document at LAC.

Title:    Prospectus of the Ottawa South Property Company Limited as regards new stock: incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario 

  LAC reference no: AC901 A7 1920 no.

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Ottawa South Property Company

Ottawa South Property Company

Incorporated 1910

"company file" TC33739 available from the Companies and Personal Property Securities Branch, Ontario Ministry of Government Services, 800-361-3223.

 

Company file contains approximately 150 pgs of correspondence, including letters of patent, the company charter, and numerous annual reports. We have ordered copies of approximately 50 pgs. At a later date may want to order digital scans and/or colour copies of some material.

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Wyoming Park

Wyoming Park

The Hunt House at 149 Hopewell presently owned and very well maintained by John Feihl, musician, is designated under part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act. It is a proud and beautiful example of the many houses built and owned by the multi-talented tradesmen that lived in Wyoming Park at the turn of the 20th century.

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720 Echo Drive – The Enduring Stones of Time

 Originally published in the December 2011 OSCAR.

720-Echo-Drive-smallThe recent Home for the Holidays house tour highlighted, amongst others, a beautiful nearly century-old house with river stone walls at 720 Echo Drive. The lot upon which this house is build was originally part of an estate owned by George Hay, a successful 19th century hardware store owner who later became president of the Bank of Ottawa. His house, a designated heritage building from the 19th century, still stands at 700 Echo Drive.

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Digging up the Dirt on 'Old' Ottawa South

pa008805_smallAsk anyone who lives in Old Ottawa South and they are sure to say we live in the best darn neighborhood in Ottawa. Our unique homes, shops, school, community and recreation facilities, and natural features, all make our community a very attractive place to live. But, if you could travel back in time 100 years, what would you see? A charming, quiet rural community of farms, dirt roads, and a few shops and homes. Incredible changes have taken pace within a very short time. How did all these changes come about? What traces of the “old” Ottawa South can still be seen today?

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