Thanks to Bob Simpson for tracking down this sales ad from a century ago touting the wonderful selling points of properties in this neighbourhood area that came to be known as Oakland Heights, likely from its tree canopy. From the Ottawa Citizen 7-June-1913
Thirty years ago this summer, Old Ottawa South grappled with rowdy students and major planned changes to Brewer Park.
The fate of two institutions, which formed a core element for generations of families in Old Ottawa South, may be coming together. Not the two institutions themselves, but their remnants.
Come celebrate Trinity Anglican’s 140th year anniversary at the corner of Bank Street and Cameron Avenue, in OOS, on Saturday, October 19th, 2019, from 2 to 4 pm. For this very special occasion, Music at Trinity will dedicate its October concert to this anniversary. We are planning to celebrate the contribution of generations beyond our founding members, with a fun afternoon of narration and music, followed by a light reception. You will learn many…
In 1907, one of the arguments to convince residents of the Village of Ottawa East to vote favourably on amalgamation into the City of Ottawa was that was the city would use its influence with the Dominion Government to secure a bridge over the Rideau Canal at Mutchmor Street (Fifth Avenue) connecting to Clegg Street. Only a few years later we have implementation of this capital idea!
Designed in 1920 by prominent Ottawa architect Werner Ernst Noffke, No. 10 Graham Station, is an elaborate Spanish-Colonial style building named in honour of Ottawa Fire Chief John W. Graham, who served that post from 1910 to 1921.
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.
This story from the September 1994 OSCAR by David Bouse notes some of the similarities along the Rideau River over the many years of settlement in Ottawa South. An 1830 watercolour by artist James Pattison Cockburn inspires some comparisons.
…96 Southern Drive.
In 1827 the landscape began to change dramatically. British military engineers, led by Lt.-Col. John By, began construction of an alternate water route – the Rideau Canal – between Upper and Lower Canada, in case of invasion from the U.S. and…
In 1971 an expected road widening changing the look and feel of a neigbhourhood street drastically. BY HENRY MAKOW The Ottawa Journal, Wednesday, June 16, 1971 CHAIN SAWS, NOT BIRDS, SANG ON SUNNYSIDE AVENUE TUESDAY The city was continuing work on transforming the shady one-way residential street in Ottawa South into a two-way artery which will connect Bank Street with the Bronson Avenue entrance of Carleton University. The casualties in this, the latest skirmish…
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