Technologies of the Capital

CBC

Story kiosk location Corner of Bank and Spark Street Important dates (1924 – 1929) The CBC began as the Canadian National Railway’s (CNR) radio broadcasting station. Audiofile No What happened here? While first relaying route information for the CNR, CBC started broadcasting classical music and drama programs to educate Canadians. Gazing east down Sparks Street, …

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CAISSE POPULAIRE SAINT-CHARLES

Story kiosk location Corner of Beechwood Avenue and St. Charles Street Important dates (1941) – The year that the credit union, Caisse Populaire Saint-Charles, opened its doors. Audiofile No What happened here? Caisse Populaire St-Charles offered mortgages and loans to members of this thriving Francophone community. Looking around you, notice that there are still a …

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OTTAWA JAIL

Story kiosk location Intersection of Nicholas and Mackenzie King Bridge Important dates (1862) – The year that the Nicholas Street Jail opened, right next to the courthouse. Audiofile No What happened here? Executions took place, including the 1869 hanging of Patrick James Whelan, convicted for the assassination of Thomas Darcy McGee, MP. With your back …

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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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