Green Streets Can Calm Traffic

Recent articles have drawn attention to the unattractive trees and gardens on Bank Street in Old Ottawa South and have raised the question — whose job is it to remedy this situation? The Old Ottawa South Traffic and Safety Committee, chaired by Winnie Pietrykowski, has also asked that question.  The Traffic Committee, in addition to following up on the OOS Traffic Survey with the City officials and sitting on the Lansdowne Traffic Monitoring Operations Committee…

Ottawa Then & Now Photos

Ottawa Then & Now Photos

John 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.

From the Archives: Mayfair Theatre Opens

From the Archives: Mayfair Theatre Opens

From the Evening Ottawa Citizen Saturday December 3, 1932, a full-page spread entitled “The New Mayfair Theatre Adds Prestige to Ottawa South Business Area”: Mayfair Theatre Opens Monday Night to “The Blue Danube” Slipping quietly and unostentatiously into the entertainment life of the city, the new Mayfair theatre opens its doors to the public on Monday when the premiere will be thrown on the screen at seven o’clock. At a quarter to the hour…

Ottawa South Post Office

Documents related to the establishment of a Post Office in Ottawa South LAC Items Petition for the Establishment of a Post Office at Rideauville 19uu. File http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/public_mikan/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&rec_nbr=748143 Post Office Department fonds | Divisonal Inspectors | Reports Inspectors’ Reports and General File for the Post Office at Ottawa Sub P.O. Ottawa South. 1925-1929. File http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/public_mikan/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&rec_nbr=716994 Post Office Department fonds | Divisonal Inspectors | Reports

From the Archives: Gerwin’s Ottawa South Landmark

This excerpt from April 1979 OSCAR tells of the local business establishment: J.D. Gervin & Sons Ltd. Strolling down Bank St, on a balmy spring evening, when you get to the Cameron Ave. area—Trinity Church, Hillary’s, The House of Era, and the Savannah, you’ll see Gervin’s—the plumbing and heating business of J. D. Gervin & Sons Ltd. a real Ottawa South landmark. The Gervin firm has been at its present location, 1227 Bank St.,…

Bridges

Bridges Old Ottawa South has had many bridges spanning the neighbourhood boundaries over the years.

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