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Elgin Goes From Party Palace to Golden Arches

The Ottawa Citizen was present for the conversion of the old Party Palace sign to McDonald’s, which still hangs proud today. Source: Ottawa Citizen, April 11, 1997, 20.

When I wrote about the Party Palace on Elgin Street a few years back for Ottawa Start, I remember having a hard time locating an image of its wonderful sign. One was eventually located and added to the story, but every time I find another one, I’m instantly brought back to writing that story. Above and below are two of the three I’ve since located.

Another view, c. 1990. Image: City of Ottawa Archives, Item CA045376.