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13 hours ago

Lost Ottawa

Night Out in Lost Ottawa with a ticket to see Shania Twain.

Shared by Mher Bouyajian who writes:

"Found this old ticket stub from 1999 in a property purchased. Funny thing is ... I still call it the "Corel Centre."
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Night Out in Lost Ottawa with a ticket to see Shania Twain.

Shared by Mher Bouyajian who writes:

Found this old ticket stub from 1999 in a property  purchased. Funny thing is ... I still call it the Corel Centre.

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Long story but we were quite surprised to find ourselves at that concert (it was great!)...and the winner of a contest to sing one song on stage with her was a young Avril Lavigne.

Got engaged to my wife that day! Went to the concert after and still married 21 years later!

Pfftt... all these name changes! I still call it the Palladium and everybody seems to know where I mean.

It will always be the Palladium or Canadian Tire Centre in my heart!

I call it the Palladium!

It will always be the Palladium to me as the corporate sponsors who later came along never gave me any money to change the name so I have not.

I was at that concert!!

I just saw her in concert 2 yrs ago in the same building

Corel Centre, a blast from the past 🙂

No cameras or laser pointers... She was ahead of the game lol.

I was never interested in attending one of her arena concerts, but she made one of the very best music videos ever. (I *would* have paid to be in that diner.) youtu.be/iZRA-Dwv86E

Tammy Beckstead! "SHE'S LOOKING AT ME!!!!""🤣

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That don't impress me much

Great concert!!

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14 hours ago

Lost Ottawa

Recently we had a few photos relating to Camp Fortune and the Ottawa Ski Club. That got Andy Church‎ looking for his old pass.

Say Andy:

"Found this old gem from the early seventies."
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Recently we had a few photos relating to Camp Fortune and the Ottawa Ski Club. That got Andy Church‎ looking for his old pass. 

Say Andy:
 
Found this old gem from the early seventies.

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I knew I had one, surprised I had kept three - 66/67, 69/70, 70/71. I got my money's worth every year. Biggest ski club in the world in those days.

It's still boggles my mind when it is said "back in the 70s or 80s, and then I do the math, and it was a long time ago even if it feels like yesterday. Where does the time go?

I would estimate the pass was issued between 1972 and 1973.

Student season pass in 1970 - 71 was $50.00!

Here’s mine from 1990-91.

Great photo of the kid-you! Nice cursive too.

Love the cursive writing!

Hillcrest alumni

Interesting how it list's the age of the member.

I estimate my pass was from ‘69-72 or 73. Lee? Paddy, Jennifer? Tom?

I got my 1st Season Pass in 1974. Cost me $32.00.

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What a sweet little face !

That’s awesome.

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1 day ago

Lost Ottawa

Dave Allston share a fabulous photo of Ottawa's Churchill Arms Motel on Carling, as well a link to another of his great stories about Ottawa's west-end.

Writes Dave:The old "Churchill Arms" motel on Carling Avenue, circa 1978. This is just one of the many vintage motel/auto court photos included in my recent article published at the Kitchissippi Times on the history of traveler/tourist accommodation in the neighbourhood. The article also explores the parallels to the developments and shifts in transportation in North America over the last 150+ years. Check it out at kitchissippi.com/2020/05/25/early-days-checking-out-motels-hotels-and-the-end-of-a-historic-era/
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Dave Allston share a fabulous photo of Ottawas Churchill Arms Motel on Carling, as well a link to another of his great stories about Ottawas west-end.

Writes Dave:

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I remember around that time, 1978, I knew two ladies who spoke of 'going to the Church' several times a week. I thought, wow, they are very religious! Didn't realize what 'the Church' was 'til much later lol.

Dennis, I didn’t know this! I’m sure you’ve got some great stories. Sad to see all these places from Westboro being torn down. Webb’s is about to go.

I remember driving by there as a small child. Late 70's early 80's my older brother used to see a Dr in a building just north of Carling before Robin Lane.

My parents had a basement apartment on Irene Crescent until I was about four, which would be 1978.. I remember that outline of Churchill so well!!

My grandmother lived near there in the early 70's and I remember that shadow well!

Used to look for it every time passing by when I was young.

I never knew there was a Texaco station there.

Knew it when I saw the silhouette.

Which corner of the intersection was this?

Is that an old Regent gas station to the left in photo ???? I can't quite make it out.

Love the old Satellite in the background! ❤️

I worked there it was a fun place good people

Right! I remember this ...neat memory of good ol Churchill.

wow nice old cars in that picture thanks for posting

Loved those days, wish we were still living them

Remember this iconic photo well!

I totally remember this iconic place.

I still miss that mural.

Aaahhhh!!! Cool to see this again!! 🙂

Wasn't that near the KFC ;D 70s with the rotating bucket sign ♡

Here's another, perhaps a little older.

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😍😍😍😍

Remember this well.

Same here

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2 days ago

Lost Ottawa

A Bird's Eye View of Ottawa, look ing down on Tunney's Pasture.

Shared by Pat Whissell Slatten‎, who writes:

"Found this in my parents' old photos. I think it may be a picture of Tunney's Pasture in the 1960s. I vaguely recognize it because my Dad used to work for the Food & Drug Administration there. Can anyone confirm the date?"
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A Birds Eye View of Ottawa, look ing down on Tunneys Pasture. 

Shared by Pat Whissell Slatten‎, who writes: 

Found this in my parents old photos. I think it may be a picture of Tunneys Pasture in the 1960s. I vaguely recognize it because my Dad used to work for the Food & Drug Administration there. Can anyone confirm the date?

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Looks like a great spot for the new Civic Hospital! You know, instead of taking over all that parkland by Dows Lake...

My mother worked at Health Canada in the 1990s and it always amazed me as a child back then to see all the smokers on their breaks outside that department’s buildings 🤔😅

Tall building at end of boulevard is Brooke Claxton Building. Worked there in 69-70 in NHW, Medical, Services, Overeas Region. In '70, we moved out to Confederation Heights in a tben new bilding that now houses NRA.

The only low rise on Parkdale is the 6 stories rental at 131 Parkdale. City of Ottawa or the rental management company will be able to give the year of construction as a starting point. I delivered news papers down Forward in 64 and the building was there.

You can clearly see the Nuclear Reactor that was to the left of the Jeanne Mance Building. Andrew King's amazing blog explains its history: ottawarewind.com/2016/11/28/the-nuclear-reactor-that-was-once-at-tunneys-pasture/

I worked at Public Health Agency of Canada for almost year in 2007. The building I was in is just to the left in front of the tall building.

I worked in the Food and Drug Building from 1968 until 1977, when we were moved across the Pasture (we never called it Tunney's) to the Banting Building. I think this photo is somewhat later than 1968 because the trees (elms, I think they were) seem to be gone along the west side of Parkdale. I remember watching them be cut down from the east-facing windows of our lab in room 265. (Why do I remember the room number over 50 years later?!) It wasn't called the Food and Drug Administration; that's the US entity. It was the Food and Drug Directorate.

I worked at the Texaco station at Scott & Holland in 68/69/70. Looks like that era.

The tall-ish building is the Brooke Claxton. My mother worked there in the 70's. Health Canada. It's still quite a handsome design. I live directly across from it on the Quebec side seeing it every day from Parc Mousette.

I worked overnight security at one of the towers for a couple of nights in 1990. When Otto Jelinek showed up for work one morning, I carded him. Nearly got fired for it. We also sat in his big leather chair and smoked cigarettes but nobody noticed that. Good times!

Worked in the EHC (Environmental Heath Centre) building to the right of the Brooke Claxton building from 2003-2008.

pretty much matches the 1965 GeoOttawa view, except Jeanne Mance is beginning in this picture, so maybe 66 or 67.

No later than early 70's. My apartment building should be seen on the far right but it's not there at all and it was up c. 1975.

That's got to be Health Canada high rise at the bottom. I worked there in the 80s.

The Brooke Claxton was opened in 64. The General Purpose Building (later the Jeanne Mance Building), which hasn’t been started in this picture, was built in 1970. I suspect this was taken shortly after the BC Building opened.

Jean Kitchen - I remember Jeanne Mance but what was the name of your building on the right?

where was the Judy LaMarche building?

Pre-transit way ?

Looks like a great opportunity for intensification .

A little to the right and I would be able to see my house lol

I’d say about 1968. . .

My dad worked for Food and Drug from 1955-1995.

Bruno Lombardi

Matt Barr

Asbestosville, ON

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2 days ago

Lost Ottawa

Dan Faubert‎ shares a Lost Ottawa Street in Lowertown:

Writes Dan:

"Here's a pic of a long lost street in Lowertown where my dad, aunt and uncles grew up. It's Martineau Street, which ran east from King Edward just north of St. Patrick. Now the La Salle Co-op."
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Dan Faubert‎ shares a Lost Ottawa Street in Lowertown:

Writes Dan:

Heres a pic of a long lost street in Lowertown where my dad, aunt and uncles grew up. Its Martineau Street, which ran east from King Edward just north of St. Patrick. Now the La Salle Co-op.

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My grandmother was the last person to move out of her house..her house was the last one demolished on Martineau St...I think 1977...she fought the city to stay in the house or until they gave her a fair amount for her house..I think expropriation laws were different then than now..fought it for years

Old homes but look so cozy. No one had new homes. No one competing to have nicer homes. Repaint ...fix up.. rebuilt... we just repaired what was broken...

Urban renewal is still going on but it is demolition that moves house by house nowadays. Perfectly good houses are taken down to make room for modern super houses that don’t fit in. Many of these could be sold at reasonable prices and renovated. The loss of these homes results in a decline of affordable housing, on top of losing the character of the neighbourhood. Some of these monsters look like they belong in Rothwell Heights, not Wellington West or Westboro.

I lived at 14 martineau with my parents, grandparents and an aunt and my two sisters. I remember Paul Faubert and the lacelle family also the Crispins family.

My Father's family home was on Hasty Ave, now part of Ottawa University.

My grandparents live on McGee Street and I remember the staircase in the kitchen and another in th front entry-I thought this was pretty nifty. I live in Montreal and don't know if the street still even exists!!

Out of curiosity: where did Martineau St. run? Was it at the height of the current “onramp” to St. Patrick or would it have run right through the LaSalle Coop?

They were unkempt but still looked pretty solid, they could have been brought back to their former glory, too bad.

So much history of our city was lost to "urban renewal" in the 60s and 70s. This would not likely happen today.

We lived in Bolton street and Chamberlain street in the early 50’s

Love the City Directory as a reference tool. I remember taking my kids to the City Archives on Stanley Street and spending hours on the Microfiche reader going back to 1912 for a client, while they looked at the funny pages on another scanner.

Looks like a movie set of store and house fronts. Any idea when this picture was taken?

Last referred to in May 1967.

The one with the green roof that looks like brick , it’s actually a siding that looks like brick, they did that a lot in those days

Did this not become St Patrick at some point?

When was this pic taken?

Love the little house in the middle

My grand parents live on Guigues St. Corner of Rose St

1965

1912

Lise Lefebvre

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2 days ago

Lost Ottawa

More "Bills of History," shared by Mike Lemmy Monner. This time we have a mini-history of Ottawa record stores.

Some of them are a little hard to see. Here's the list going clockwise, as near as I can them make out (and two I can't):

Same the Record Man, St. Laurent.
BackBeat
Mad Platters, 193 Rideau
(not clear)
HMV, Rideau Centre
Record Runner
Records on Wheels, Bank street
(not clear)
Spinnables, 405 Dalhousie
Shake Records, 150 Laurier West
Downtown Records, s01 Dalhousie
Tales & Tunes, Orleans.

All from the early 1990s. Quite a few stores, and the list is not, of course, complete.
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More Bills of History, shared by Mike Lemmy Monner. This time we have a mini-history of Ottawa record stores.

Some of them are a little hard to see. Heres the list going clockwise, as near as I can them make out (and two I cant):

Same the Record Man, St. Laurent.
BackBeat
Mad Platters, 193 Rideau
(not clear)
HMV, Rideau Centre
Record Runner
Records on Wheels, Bank street
(not clear)
Spinnables, 405 Dalhousie
Shake Records, 150 Laurier West
Downtown Records, s01 Dalhousie
Tales & Tunes, Orleans.

All from the early 1990s. Quite a few stores, and the list is not, of course, complete.

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Wow. I used to shop at all of those stores. I miss browsing for music in record stores. It was always exciting when I found something new, which I did not expect to find.

I'm curious to know why someone would save these receipts for so long.

Used to go to Spinables all the time, great place to shop back in the day.

Maybe I served you at Downtown records!

Ah - having receipts that old are the sure signs of a "pack rat".

I think it was "Sam the Record Man", not "Same the Record Man."

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3 days ago

Lost Ottawa

Dan Faubert‎ shares a memory of Ottawa's Lowertown neighbourhood, and a place you might visit on a hot day like to day.

Notes Dan: "Forey's Convenience at 317 St. Andrew. Until recently the house was still there. Now the site of luxury condos."

Meanwhile, I want to go back in the time machine and object! They took away McGee Street!
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Dan Faubert‎ shares a memory of Ottawas Lowertown neighbourhood, and a place you might visit on a hot day like to day.

Notes Dan: Foreys Convenience at 317 St. Andrew. Until recently the house was still there. Now the site of luxury condos.

Meanwhile, I want to go back in the time machine and object! They took away McGee Street!

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Here is 1901 map of the neighbourhood. It shows the house at 317/319 St. Andrew. From the street names, it seemed quite the blend of French and Irish.

Used to love those little confectionary stores where you could fill a little brown bag with mixed candy for 5 or 10 cents (bonbons mèlanger) as they called it in French.

Went there almost every day. I lived a block down the street at 362 St Andrew

Detail from a 1972 NCC map.

I worked at one of our corner stores. They were almost a few blocks from each other. Never had far to go to get milk, bread , soft drinks etc. I sure miss those good old days.

My grandmother and a few aunts, uncles and cousins lived on St. Andrew back then. I bought many a popsicle (5 cents), and comic book (12 cents) at what my siblings and I called "Furry's Conf". I can still remember the musty odour of the old place mixed with the smell of candy.

We lived just down the street from Forry’s. Went there often for ice cream. This was a neighborhood favorite.

They have Guigues and Martineau reversed, Martineau ran next to St. Patrick. There was a warehouse that stocked steel pipes outside on the corner of King Edward

new edinburgh park was once called St Andrew park,or perhaps Stanley park, looked after the rink there in the winter in the seventies

We were on the corner of St Andrew and McGee, right across Forey’s.

Lived 1/2 block east of King Edward on Guigues backyard was on Martineau, moved away in grade 2, remember being friends with Paul Faubert and I think his brothers name was Leo? Also Michel Whissell

I WENT TO THAT STORE EVERY DAY BACK IN THE 50”S AND 60”S.THE BODOFSKY FAMILY LIVED IN THE BROWN BRICK HOUSE TO THE RIGHT

If we live long enough, all the places we knew will be gone...dont go back, keep your memories intact and live in today.

My Aunt & Uncle lived at 2551/2 ST Andrew street

Gosh I’d love that Prue Spring sign! 😍♥️

Paul Fauber is my cousin . They lived on Martineau st. 🤗

Agree with you about McGee St!!

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