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Stories

Glimpses of Ottawa South's history compiled by Ottawa South History Project: local stories of the past, research findings, and snippets of old news items.

From the Archives: Only the Name's Been Changed

From the Archives: Only the Name's Been Changed

In this announcement from the October 1978 OSCAR, Larry McDonald reports on a new name in the neighbourhood. What's in a name? In this case $150.00. At least that’s what it means to Mr. Stuart Heibein of Scotia Place whose slogan, "Bank Between the Bridges" is the new name for the Ottawa South stretch of Bank Street.
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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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Brewer Park April 2014.

Brewer Pavilion Gone!

The building perched on the edge of Brewer Pond has been demolished as of December 2017. The pavilion once served as the canteen and change-area for the beach at Brewer Pond.
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From the Archives: Community Programs 1947-style

From the Archives: Community Programs 1947-style

September 1947 marked the start of a new season at the Ottawa South Community Center, housed at Hopewell Avenue Public School. The recreation center's theme urged residents of Ottawa South to take a chance on 'Childhood Preferred' and invest in a boy or girl in order to get a great man or a great woman. From the Ottawa Citizen, Friday September 26, 1947: Ottawa South Invests in ‘Childhood Preferred’
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