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Your Morning Commute, where a warden conducts traffic on Bank Street as a streetcar turns east onto Queen.
Love the white gloves!
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Speaking of men regularly seen on Ottawa streets, I've lately been remembering the street sweepers - and by "sweepers" I mean the guys with the big yellow rolling trash cans - with their tall brooms and with various other implements hanging from the sides. In my mind's eye I can see one at the corner of Seneca and Glen as my Mom and I waited for the street car - a hot summer's day - shabby faded uniform - tired and sweaty - stopping for a cigarette...Ahh... such sweet memories...🙂
Jeeze - how I remember the traffic cops 😊. Once, just before they lost their special place in Ottawa's landscape, the little hippie chick that was Linda Linda-May Soodla Senecal, oozed my way up to one of Ottawa's finest and somehow got him to divest himself of one of his spotless white gloves!! True 😀 fact! Whatever I said to him must have been mighty convincing, doncha know? Haha
Same scene today. Ok, it was last summer. In 1951 the Niagara Finance Company, aka Niagara Loans had an office at 202 Queen, per the sign seen at right above the streetcar. By 1960 they had moved to 251 Bank and also had offices on Sparks Street, at 77 Metcalfe, Montreal Rd. and in Hull.
Notice that the police officer is wearing his tunic? In those days police were required to keep their revolver out of public display.
I think these Jobs could be resurrected with the LRT in Ottawa and Kitchener.
They should let that poor cop go home - 70 years later...
OK...I gotta ask....what type of loans are those on the right ??? be very very careful answering....
I expect the traffic cop had to move as each streetcar passed on Bank Street. It does not look like there was much room in between.
I wish Ottawa kept its street cars.
From the chrome stripe on the nearest car I would venture its a late 40s Pontiac.
United Cigar Store, still around today.
Look at all the cables😮😮
The poor cop would get run over today!
Look at all the traffic
There's that ghastly light again...
where would the traffic lights be? they are not overhead - probably at the corners?
Is the LRT going down Queen Street. No why not. We have paid a fortune for the little Choo Choo train. Someone or body is ruining Ottawa.
Is Queen a 0ne-way? Parked cars would seem to indicate it is-on both sides facing the same way. Yet there are two sets of tracks. ???
What is the name is of the Loan Facility on the right....at first glance it doesn't look right
Great photo capture!