When Ottawa Mayor Don Reid and a team of other municipal politicians and officials appeared before Murray Jones, they highlighted the need for an amalgamated single-tier municipality inside the Greenbelt. While the City of Ottawa clearly did not get its wish granted by the Jones Commission, it would as part of the 2001 amalgamation – and then some.Continue reading Second City, Second Metro: “realistically one must accept that this is one City”
Bell’s “Nickel in the Slot” Phone Unwelcome at The Warrington
Built in 1909, the Warrington Apartments is one of the city’s older apartments and one of the oldest at the southern end of Elgin street.Continue reading Bell’s “Nickel in the Slot” Phone Unwelcome at The Warrington
Second City, Second Metro: Extended Coverage for the Ottawa Hospital Council
In the same way that residents of the outside urban and township municipalities were anxious to either have freer access to Ottawa’s hospitals or have their own hospitals, the Ottawa Hospital Council was anxious to find a way to have those outside residents pay a few more bills.Continue reading Second City, Second Metro: Extended Coverage for the Ottawa Hospital Council
Rideau Street at Mosgrove (1977 and 1978)
Hudson’s Bay Wholesale Delivers (1970s)
Zeller’s on Sparks (1956)
Morgan’s on Sparks (1965)
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 Bay on Rideau from Above (1981)
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.
Second City, Second Metro: Public School Board in Search of “an enlarged administrative area.”
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.”
Second City, Second Metro: Ottawa Separate School Board – “the principal of equal opportunity is being violated.”
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.”
Panda Associates Captures The Sandringham
A few weeks back, I wrote a bit on the Sandringham Apartments in Sandy Hill. While browsing the Panda Associates collection at the University of Calgary, I came across a few more views and have shared them here.
Second City, Second Metro: Electrical Contractors’ Association wants Regulatory Harmony
The Electrical Contractors’ Association of Ottawa appeared before Jones with one request: that any Metropolitan style city that emerges from the process retain the existing City of Ottawa Bylaw 172, regulating electrical work.Continue reading Second City, Second Metro: Electrical Contractors’ Association wants Regulatory Harmony