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      Did you know that in the past Lansdowne Park was much more than a sports venue and exhibition space? During both the First and Second World Wars, Lansdowne Park was transformed into a training ground and barracks as seen here in these photographs from Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian War Museum.       […]

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  At the turn of the century, Old Ottawa East was virtually unrecognizable. Not yet amalgamated with the City of Ottawa, it was a small town that was booming with trade, industry, and agriculture. Much of the land was divided into estates owned by the business-owning families whose names are captured in many street names in the area: […]

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You are standing at the corner of Preston and Gladstone admiring the St. Anthony 1961 soccer championship team. St. Anthony’s is one of Ottawa’s oldest and most prestigious soccer clubs, named after the community’s patron saint, St. Anthony of Padua.   Up the hill, you can see St Anthony’s church, a keystone of the Italian […]

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PLANT BATH

admin Uncategorized October 7, 2017

Anchoring the intersection of Little Italy, Chinatown, and Hintonburg, Plant Bath and the Community Centre has been a focal point and gathering place for the neighbourhood since 1924. The baths were seen as an important step in promoting hygiene and good health, particularly for working-class families whose homes lacked indoor plumbing. Over the decades thousands […]

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