Strathcona Park

The 15 acres of land that now form the park saw several uses in the 19th Century before being designated as a park. The park started as a swampy pasturage for the cows belonging to Sandy Hill residents and then … Read More

A tragic love triangle

Ottawa is a safe city. However, in 1931, one of the city’s three homicides that year became a public sensation that dominated newspaper headlines for several weeks. It involved two families, the Horwitzes who lived at 80 Stewart St. and … Read More

The University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa occupies a large space in Sandy Hill, both physically and figuratively. The University traces its roots to 1848 when the Oblate Order founded the College of Bytown as a bilingual catholic school.  The College was initially … Read More

Sources (Places and Events of Interest)

Bacic, Jadranka (1999) The Plague of the Spanish Flu – The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 in Ottawa (Historical Society of Ottawa Bytown Pamphlet Series No 63) Bush, Edward F. (1981) Commercial navigation on the Rideau Canal 1832 – 1961 (National … Read More

Sources (Other Notable Individuals)

Bélanger, G (2012) Alphonse Desjardins 1854 – 1920 (Septentrion) Birkhans, Martin (1964) The life and Work of Francis C. Sullivan, Architect 1882-1929. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of master of architecture, University of … Read More

Sources: Activists

Brunet, Lucie (1992) Almanda Walker-Marchand, Les Éditions L’Interligne Figler, Bernard (1961) Lillian and Archibald Freiman (Northern Printing and Lithography) http://www.army.gc.ca/en/news-publications/national-news-details-no-menu.page?doc=canadian-army-officers-mess-once-home-of-canada-s-poppy-lady-an-apt-circumstance%2Fi1pgmtre http://crccf.uottawa.ca/reglement17/page/la-crise-du-reglement-xvii

Sources (Sandy Hill)

Action Sandy Hill Heritage Committee (1993) Sandy Hill West Walking Tour Fournier, Gersovitz, Moss (2010) Sandy Hill Heritage Study Heritage Ottawa (no date) Walking in Sandy Hill Heritage Research Associates Inc. (no date) The origins and growth of Sandy Hill … Read More

Sources (City of Ottawa)

Bond, Courtney (1965) City on the Ottawa, Department of Public Works Brault, Lucien (1946) Ottawa Old and New Ottawa Historical Information Institute City of Ottawa (2000) A Guide to Heritage Structures City of Ottawa Directory, various years Davies, Blodwen (1954) … Read More

Sources (Other Notable Individuals)

Other notable individuals Bélanger, G (2012). Alphonse Desjardins 1854 – 1920 (Septentrion) Birkhans, Martin (1964). The life and Work of Francis C. Sullivan, Architect 1882-1929. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of master of … Read More

Sources (Civil Servants)

Bryce, Robert (1986) Maturing in Hard Times: Canada’s Department of Finance through the Great Depression, McGill-Queen’s University Press Campbell, W. Kenneth. ” The Right Honourable Sir Lyman Poore Duff , P.C., G.C.M.G.: the Man as I Knew Him.” Osgoode Hall … Read More

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