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Looking east Along Albert towards Bank from Kent Street in the mid-1950s.
Second building on the left is the old Colonial Bus Terminal. Looks like a bus on the right. Also a wee reminder that the streetcars once ran along Albert on their way out to Westboro. ... See MoreSee Less
I lived on Albert street near
Bank street. There were 6 semi detached houses, the main station for the cross Canada bus station opposite , a barbershop, a taxi stand with one taxi, and a brothel. Poverty in the 30’s was picturesque
The beautiful building on the left (Keyes Building) was where I worked for just over a year when it was Parks Canada. Archaeology and Conservation were stationed here. We moved out April of 1975 and this fabulous building was reduced to a parking lot. There were wooden toilets, wooden floors were sloped and the elevator was activated with a pull chain. Still miss this place.
Bought a slide rule at Keyes Supply in 1957. I still have it even though I have not used it in over 50 years. I also have a drafting set bought at the same time.
I remember coming home from university for Christmas on year in the early '70s. Outside that terminal, the traffic was gridlocked. My plan was to catch a city bus, but I ended up walking all the way home (Civic Hospital area) because even Carling was not moving. Though rush our in Ottawa can get pretty bad these days, I've never seen anything like it since.
I used to take the streetcar to Westboro. Good times.
I took that streetcar from downtown to my home in ottawa west and back, and many times to Britannia Beach as well.
I wonder if in the old days the streetcars got cracked wheels, and on hot days the rails would warp, reducing service.
That would be the Colonial *Coach* terminal, I think.
There are overhead wires for both the streetcars and trollybusses.
Spent many hours in bus terminal catching bus to Manotick and back. 55 cents.
Little different today.
I would love to see a picture of the old Bus Terminal.
What a great photo!
Remember it well as a child. My parents, however, didn't mention the brothel! Hahahaha!
Sylvia, you lived somewhere in this view, didn't you?