Quick facts

Story kiosk location

  • Northeast corner of Elgin & Gladstone 

Important dates

  • April 18th, 1955 was the first day that children in Ottawa began getting their polio vaccines at locations such as Elgin Street School whose new building, still present, had recently opened.


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What happened here?

  • The first Elgin Street School opened in 1890 and was expanded in 1895 and 1908. In May 1913 over five hundred people attended an exhibit of photographic reproductions of great masterpieces at the school, including works by Rembrandt and Corot.