Glebe

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By Bytown Museum On 03/Dec/2009

Like the rest of Ottawa, the area that would become known as the Glebe was originally a hunting territory for Anishnabe (Algonquin) tribes, principally the Odawa, whose name is commemorated in the nam...

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By Bytown Museum On 03/Dec/2009

This house was constructed for Alexander Mutchmor in 1867 (or possibly 1872). The depression of the late 1870s forced Mutchmor to sell his home to Ottawa Mayor C.H. Mackintosh in 1879. Mackintosh was ...

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By Bytown Museum On 03/Dec/2009

The Avalon Theatre operated from 1928 until 1956 and was known in its later years as the Glebe Theatre. It was the first moving-picture theatre in Ottawa to play “talkies,” or films with sound. From ...

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By Bytown Museum On 03/Dec/2009

The Bank Street Bridge spans the Rideau Canal and carries Bank Street south from the Glebe into Old Ottawa South. A wooden bridge was first constructed at this location in 1866. A few years later it w...

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By Bytown Museum On 03/Dec/2009

Ottawa is known for its beautiful rivers and waterways. The pond at Brown's Inlet is no exception. Originally flooded during the construction of the Rideau Canal, Brown's Inlet was transformed into a ...

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By Bytown Museum On 03/Dec/2009

Born in 1896 in Renfrew, Ontario, Charlotte Whitton is best-known as the first woman mayor of a major Canadian city. She held the position from 1951 to 1956 and again between 1961 and 1964. She is equ...

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By Bytown Museum On 03/Dec/2009

In 1891, Thomas Ahearn and Warren Soper opened the Ottawa Electric Railway. The two entrepreneurs envisioned a much-improved public transportation system for Ottawa, which had previously consisted of ...

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By Bytown Museum On 03/Dec/2009

Built in 1898, First Avenue Public School is a good example of late 19th-century urban school architecture. It is one of the only three schools to survive the large building program the Ottawa Public ...

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By Bytown Museum On 03/Dec/2009

Opened in 1922 as the “Ottawa Collegiate Institute, Glebe Building,” the school owes much of its early enrollment to the Adolescent School Attendance Act of 1919. The act stipulated that school attend...

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By Bytown Museum On 03/Dec/2009

James Meakin built the Gate Hotel in 1869; it was one of the first buildings to be erected along Bank Street. Hotels like Meakins sprung up on Bank Street to serve travellers, especially Gloucester fa...

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Like the rest of Ottawa, the area that would become known as the Glebe was originally a hunting territory for Anishnabe (Algonquin) tribes, principally the Odawa, whose name is commemorated ... read more