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Signage on the bank hadn't changed yet, though. The Bank of Commerce became the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 1962.
Good old Honey Dew! Many a good conversation was had over a Honey Dew lunch or just coffee. I'm sure I'm in this picture somewhere Lol!
You are safe on your limb !! It is indeed a Ford Galaxie taxi !!!
The taxi appears to be a ‘64 Ford Custom, a base model that most cab companies used. The Galaxie had fancier trim. I owned one of each years ago.
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Loved the Honey Dew!
Love seeing the ladies dressed with their hats for shopping. It was an event then, not just something to fill time. This time together was longed planned in advance I think.
1962. Three years after the last streetcar ran on Rideau in 1959. Four years later, the last train will pull out of Union Station in 1966, ending Ottawa’s Golden Age and starting the Dark Ages within which Ottawa still languishes.
The taxi is a ‘64 Galaxie.
here's a drawing of one of my favorite places in old ottawa...circa 1957...
Such a beautiful, clean and relaxing site. And the Honey Dew, where we would go to do homework LOLL after school (from LaSalle) - So many great hours spent there.
Those were fantastic days....
Wish I could take a time machine back and walk the streets to see the city then...
I worked in the Daly Building in 1957, and my wife worked at the "Honey Dew".
It looked exactly like that in 1961 when I started working at a law office right next door to the Honey Dew at 18 Rideau. It was a beautiful and simple era.
Freeman’s was the place we got malts. We would walk from my high school ( Rideau Convent) to a restaurant called “Delmar” after school sometimes.
So nice to see a photo of the Honey Dew. Many of us remember this place affectionately- I can still taste the wonderful juices.
I wonder why they tore all those buildings down?
Honey Dew Coffee ☕ Shop and Latelleir Leather - and the old MacKenzie street sign. Beautiful.
When people dressed up to go shopping..
The buildings on the right were still standing. The trains were still coming into the Union Station I would guess. No Colonel By Drive yet.
Sparks and Rideau Streets were always bustling with shoppers on Thursday nights, Friday nights and Saturday before the Rideau Centre was built.