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FILIP KONOWAL

Story kiosk location Corner of Booth Street and Albert Street Important dates (1917) – The year Filip Konowal was awarded the Victoria Cross for his military service. To date, he is the only Ukrainian Canadian to achieve this award. Audiofile No Who lived here? The thriving working-class community of Lebreton Flats was appropriated and levelled …

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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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DR. VALADE

Story kiosk location Corner of Bank and Holmwood at Lansdowne Park Important dates (1885) – Found guilty of leading the North-West Resistance, Louis Riel was assessed by three doctors for insanity. Dr. Valade was the only one who determined that Riel was insane. Audiofile No Who lived here? Dr. Valade lived and practiced at 142-144 …

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HENRY J. FRIEL

Story kiosk location Corner of Sussex and Murray Important dates (1858) The year that founded a daily newspaper, the Ottawa Union, with offices close by at York and Sussex.   Audiofile No Who lived here? Friel, Bytown’s last mayor and Ottawa’s first, was born in 1823, and married Mary Ann O’Connor in 1848. He died …

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