Category: Early Days

The Heney home, circa 1920. Photo courtesy of Library Archives Canada/PA-34417.

A forgotten home and a forgotten name

By Dave Allston –  The Canadian Bank Note Company on Richmond Road at Kirkwood is a familiar building to most in Ottawa. A holdover from the industrial days of this section of Richmond Road (which also once included R. L. Crain printers, a Pepsi plant, and General Electric), […]

The tale of “Westboro Manor”

By Dave Allston –  One of Westboro’s most impressive structures is located at 330 Churchill Avenue, just south of Scott Street. It’s one of the neighbourhood’s most noticeable buildings, an obvious landmark to the earliest days of Westboro. In fact, it even predates Westboro, when the area was […]

80 years of history at the Carleton Tavern

By Dave Allston – Kitchissippi’s most famous gathering place, the Carleton Tavern, turned 80 this year, and was marked with a week of celebrations this summer. A throwback to the city taverns that once dotted the working class neighbourhoods throughout the city, the Carleton is a piece of […]