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From the Archives: Tobogganing Behind St. Margaret Mary's Church

From the Archives: Tobogganing Behind St. Margaret Mary's Church

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For many years, the hill behind St. Margaret Mary Church was the meeting spot for intrepid tobogganers. The February 1983 OSCAR caught a snapshot of the fun.

To generations past, the slope down from Sunnyside Avenue known as Ray's Hill, named for a coal merchant and local property owner C.C. Ray, was a popular place for sledding parties.

Ray's Hill

In 1913 the tract of land owned by C.C. Ray east of Bank Street in Ottawa South was split up and sold for housing lots.

Valuable Lots in Ottawa South - The C.C. Ray Company, Better Known as "Ray's Hill", Now on the Market 

Ottawa Journal 5-June-1913
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