In the midst of reconstruction along Bank Street, a June 2003 OSCAR article featured pictures of Bank Street businesses from 1957, namely Cutts Motors on Bank Street at Chesley Street plus the Esso (White Rose) gas station on Bank Street at Aylmer Avenue.
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.
Gone, but not forgotten, the south-side stands have quickly disappeared from the Lansdowne Park landscape. Photo by Jean-Claude Dubé, 13-Nov-2011.
Think you have noisy neighbours? What if you live next door to a garden pond full of hundreds of frogs? This noise complaint was reported not on April Fool’s Day but rather Ground Hog Day, February 2, 1944 in the Ottawa Citizen. No Bylaw Forbidding Frogs from Singing in Lily Ponds Framing of the “bullfrog bylaw” under present city ordinances is practically impossible, city solicitor Gordon Medcalf K.C., had to admit this morning. “Unless…
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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