Day: October 17, 2019

CAFÉ LE HIBOU

Story kiosk location Corner of Sussex and York Important dates (1965) The year that Café Le Hibou opened its doors at 521 Sussex Drive where it hosted a range of live music performances until closing in 1975. Audiofile No What happened here? Café Le Hibou attracted big names like Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, …

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TIN HOUSE

Story kiosk location Corner of Sussex and Murray Important dates (1961) – The year that the National Capital Commission saved the Tin House façade, which was built by Ottawa tinsmith Honoré Foisy in the early 1900s at 136 Guigues Street, just two blocks away. Audiofile No Who lived here? Many have lived in the Sussex …

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UNION STATION

Story kiosk location Corner of Mackenzie and Rideau Important dates (1909 – 1912) During this time, construction of the Grand Trunk Railway Station in the heart of Ottawa took place. In 1920 its operations were taken over by the Canadian government and it was renamed Union Station. Audiofile No What happened here? Winston Churchill stepped …

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MALAK KARSH

Story kiosk location Mackenzie and York Steps Important dates (1937) The year that photographer Malak Karsh immigrated to Ottawa from Turkey, following his already famous brother, Yousuf who had moved to Canada in 1923. Audiofile No Who lived here? Malak Karsh was instrumental in establishing Ottawa’s spring tulip festival held annually since 1953.  Imagine Major …

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COLONEL BY EXCAVATION

Story kiosk location Corner of Mackenzie and Murray Important dates (1826) – The year Colonel By’s home was built, soon after his arrival. Audiofile No Who lived here? Colonel By lived here with his wife and two daughters between 1826 and 1832 when the park was known as Colonel’s Hill. His successor, Major Daniel Bolton, …

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