The Hudson’s Bay Company acquired the Montreal-based Morgan’s in 1960. The Ottawa store, at 74 Sparks, would not even see the mid-1970s.
The rapidly-growing Nepean Township needed a hospital and much like Harold Denman, the Nepean Township Hospital Committee made sure its arguments for one were heard.Continue reading Second City, Second Metro: Nepean Needs a Hospital
The HBC Heritage account on Twitter is always a great source of images of HBC stores and HBC owned/acquired retailers. This aerial photograph was identified to have been taken in 1981. As someone who likes a finer-grained street grid, I still think Mosgrove should not have been closed off for the Rideau Centre and Bay renovation.
The Ottawa Public School Board’s submission to the Jones Commission made it clear that its boundary should be the outer edge of the greenbelt.Continue reading Second City, Second Metro: Public School Board in Search of “an enlarged administrative area.”
The Roman Catholic Separate School Board of Ottawa had one thing in mind when its submissions were made to the Jones Commission: money. Although the Board was pleased with what it was able to accomplish in Catholic education with the funds it had been allotted, the 70% difference in per-pupil funding vis-a-vis the Public School Board did not sit right.Continue reading Second City, Second Metro: Ottawa Separate School Board – “the principal of equal opportunity is being violated.”
Nepean Hydro, having only been formally a separate utility since 1964, showed little interest in being swallowed whole by Ottawa Hydro as part of the reorganization of local government.Continue reading Second City, Second Metro: Nepean Hydro “provides superior administration by retaining a local interest and identity.”
Here is another short one. This time, it’s from Toronto and about an apartment that I’ve noticed every time I walk by.Continue reading Todmorden Developments Brings ‘Bachelorama’ to the Rosedale Valley (1956)
Had nearly all the other voices in Cumberland Township not been enough to drive the point home that alignment with Carleton County, rather than remaining with Prescott and Russell, was what was wanted, then the voice of Cumberland Township’s Council might have been what was needed to seal the deal.Continue reading Second City, Second Metro: Cumberland Council Seeks Divorce From Prescott and Russell
Carleton County Council, as the representative body most geographically aligned with the study area, had a whole lot to say to Commissioner Jones in its favour.Continue reading Second City, Second Metro: Carleton County “is a form of regional government”
Bearbrook Parish in Cumberland Township joined the existing chorus of township figures (somewhat reluctantly, it seems) and set out its conditions for joining with Carleton County.Continue reading Second City, Second Metro: Parish of Bearbrook Joins the Chorus