Category: Early Days

This street map of Ottawa published by the Tourism and Convention Bureau in 1963 shows where Banting Avenue used to be.

The street that time erased

This column is dedicated to the memory of a good friend, Grace (Waterman) Soubliere. For the first half of the 20th century, there was a small community of houses along the Ottawa River at the very end of Mansfield Avenue.  The only approach to this community was to […]

Hot times for Westboro Beach

The focus of last month’s column was the Trocadero dance hall at Westboro Beach. This month, despite the snow and sub-zero temperatures outside, we’re continuing our look at the development of Westboro Beach and the community’s involvement in regards to its use. It is impossible to date the […]

Late nights at “the Troc”

We’re very happy to introduce a new local history column by Bob Grainger. Bob is a retired federal public servant who discovered an interest in local history.  KT readers may already know him through his book, Early days in Westboro Beach – Images and Reflections. He’s also part […]