York Street and the #BywardMarket being part of the very oldest part of Ottawa, personally designed Colonel By, there are some amazing historic photos of the street. The first two photos here are taken from Major’s Hill looking down toward York roughly a century ago, with #cars in the #1920s and #horses in the #1910s . The last photo is from #1864 ! Just amazing — and all thanks to #LibraryAndArchivesCanada . @libraryarchives 🏬🏫🏛
“Lowertown is the oldest and most storied neighbourhood of early Ottawa. Canal workers, lumbermen, and entrepreneurs were among those contributing brawn and brains to the area bordered by Rideau Street and the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers. … .
“Colonel John By’s legacy extends beyond the engineering marvel of the Rideau Canal. As the original town planner of #Bytown , his influence over Lowertown is still evident in the layout of streets, the presence of the ByWard Market and the history of military control of property. As land ownership became possible, more substantial buildings of clapboard, brick and stone followed earlier rough log and timber structures.”
Marché By. ca 1920 - 1930 …
ca 1920 - 1930
Department of the Interior photographic records (Ottawa) [graphic material] : numerical series OT, Ottawa city views
By-Ward Market. [ca. 1914]. …
Credit: William James Topley / Library and Archives Canada / PA-009842
MIKAN 3318783 (1 item)
Topley Series SC [graphic material] (R639-138-1-E)
Byward Market, York Street. ca. 1911 …
MIKAN 3192910 (1 item)
Topley Studio fonds … (R639-0-5-E)
By Ward Market
Le marché By vers 1864. …
Charles Berkeley Powell fonds … (R11188-0-4-E)
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🍽️Trying one of @jamieoliver restaurants has long been on my bucket list. ⛴️Yet I'll admit the last place I expected to get the chance to try his food is on my @royalcaribbean_ cruise ! Guys, if you get the chance you need to visit Jamie's Italian, I loved everything.
🍝Here everything is served family style. All the pasta is made fresh, so I opted for the truffle tagliatelle. I still can't get over how massive the sharing antipasto and dessert tray was.
😍Typically I hate pavlova, finding it something bland, and it was my favorite dish - it was just that good.
👍Thank you for an amazing meal, I know I'm eager to try more of Jamie's restaurants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The @ottawaantiqueandvintagemarket is this weekend!!!!
In the Fieldhouse at @Carleton_u.
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✨Silver selection from @h.e.i.r.l.o.o.m.✨
It’s just 2 more days until Eastern Ontario’s largest Antiques & Vintage event - the @ottawaantiqueandvintagemarket!
Over 70 truckloads of merchandise from all over Ontario & Quebec will be available in the 40,000 sq ft Fieldhouse at @carleton_u.
Saturday 10-5🚗 & Sunday 10-4🚗
Find these highly collectible metal vehicles from the wonderful eclectic collection of @trinketsandthyme.🚗
Further east along York Street from the former home of The Tea Party is 101 York at Dalhousie, which has been a bar or restaurant since at least the 1980s; it is now @Pub101, one of several very popular bars in the #BywardMarket . In the 1990s, it was home to Minglewoods, and in the 1980s it was L’Express Bistro, among other former tenants here. The building itself is another classic late #1890s Ottawa commercial brick building. It began life as a drug store, like several other buildings on #DalhousieStreet . The last image here is it’s very first listing, in the #1899 Ottawa City Directory, for “Druggist” “Chevrier F.X.A.”. Lots of “help wanted” ads for 101 York in old @OttawaCitizen classified ads in the 1980s and 1990s.
The Ottawa City Directory, 1899, page 481 - “Druggist” - Chevrier F.X.A. 101 York
“Each of the buildings is a one-or two-storey brick structure built sometime between 1880 and 1920. The set is anchored at its west end by 101 York Street, built in 1898 as a drug store.”
“MINGLEWOODS, the new hot market pub bar is opening soon and looking for the following positions. Please apply in person at 101 York Street on May 2nd or 3rd …”
- Ottawa Citizen, 30 April 1995, page 33
“L'EXPRESS BISTRO OPENING dining room. Experienced waiters-waitresses wanted Apply between 3 and 5. 101 York Street. “
- Ottawa Citizen, 28 May 1985, page 18
When I took these photos of 119 York Street in late August, I did not realize The Tea Party was going to close at this #BywardMarket location. I had a very nice pot of #tea here! In September, the City of Ottawa recommended allowing the building to be modified at the back for a new use. It and the building with balconies to the right date to the #1880s .
“The building was built circa #1887 -1888 and was originally owned by John Kehoe who was a substantial investor in the neighbourhood. The property has been residential until 1992 when the building was converted for commercial and retail use. “The building is very compatible in scale, materials and detailing with the residential character of this part of the district and significantly contributes to it as an expression of late 19th century residential architecture. The two and a half storey gable-end pitched roof house is characterized by its mid- to late-#Victorian elements, particularly the corner quoins, corbelled window surrounds, decorative bargeboard and the curved finial.”
Alpaca wool blankets - double and queen - alpaca wool throws - mittens - toques - scarves and socks!! Alll the things you need to keep you warm and fuzzy when it feels like -5 and there’s snow on the ground ( bullshit!!). We are open today from 10am -5pm incase you left your mitts at home and were waiting for fall to be over before winter started in the Nation’s Capital 😩
On York Street between Cumberland and #DalhousieStreet in the centre of the #boulevard is an #art installation put up in #2017 that was still looking good this summer. I naturally loved the urban wildlife theme , including the #raccoons by @nathaliegrice and @miquemichelle’s trademark #birds .
“York Street Art Cubes One of the lasting exhibits, these three giant cubes measuring 320 sq feet each! popped up on the York Street grassy median between Cumberland and Dalhousie streets. Each piece is unique in look and style while simultaneously complementing the others. Artists: Nathalie Grice, Dom Laporte, and Mique Michelle.” http://ottwatch.ca/meetings/file/543868
“Next to pop up in the ByWard Market are the York Street Art Cubes, featuring three distinctive styles, each reflecting the artists’ heritage and backgrounds. Each cube stands 8x8x8, and are visible from all angles. See them on York Street on the green meridian between Market Organics and Origin Trade.”
Coming to the @ottawaantiqueandvintagemarket this weekend - a big selection of great mid century glass, ceramics, teak and more! @samanthahowardvintage will also have all of her extensive collections of Scandinavian and mid century Modernist Jewellery.
Location: Fieldhouse at @carleton_u
Sat. Oct. 20th 10-5
Sun. Oct. 21st 10-4
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Want to travel in vintage style?
Find these great options at the @ottawaantiqueandvintagemarket this weekend.
Fieldhouse at @carleton_u.
October 20 & 21
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Taste-testing today’s muffins! Apple-cranberry with just a touch of cinnamon to warm up your week 🍎 // Des muffins aux pommes et canneberges avec juste une touche de cannelle pour rechauffer votre semaine! 🍎 #cafequipense
350-352 Cumberland Street at the corner of York Street is a @CityOfOttawa-designated heritage building. Now surrounded by modern buildings on three sides, it is just east of the #BywardMarket#HeritageConservationDistrict . It is, nonetheless, on the same block as key buildings in the HCD. It dates from at least the #1860s ; the second & third images here are maps with it in 1878 & 1888. The fourth image is from Wikipedia, while the final is the designation.
There’s a 3D model of this building online at https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/830af77f07e3f61a352bffaf5018186b/350-352-Cumberland-Street-Ottawa-ON-Canada?hl=en
From the original bylaw designating this house:
“The two and one-half storey wood frame double residence at 350-352 Cumberland Street is recommended for designation as being of architectural value. Erected c.1860, it is a pitched roof structure with the side to the street and brick veneer on the north and east facades. With its regularity of window and door openings and rectangular form, along with its simplicity of construction and matenials, it is a typical example of a vernacular Lowertown double residence of its time.”
Now looking west down York Street from #KingEdwardAvenue . This beautiful tree-lined #boulevard is the east end of the wider portion of York Street, laid out extra wide by Colonel By so it could serve as a market street for the then-small town he was founding. This stretch of York Street, from Dalhousie to King Edward, is where once the #Bywash flowed, water drained from the Rideau Canal which went through Lowertown, ultimately turning here north up #KingEdwardAve to empty into the Rideau River where today is Bordeleau Park. The later images are all #maps , one with the Bywash marked in blue, the last two of York St in #1878 .
“Despite the arrival of new immigrants and businesses to Lowertown, Bytown's economy was still dominated by Uppertown, that is, until the Rideau canal was finished. The completion of this great building project, and the routing of the Bywash along York Street to the Rideau river gave Lowertown an economic advantage in that "the volume of water in the Bywash was sufficient to allow the passage of delivery barges right through Lowertown"….
“In addition to facilitating the delivery of goods, the Bywash became a source of industrial power for Lowertown. Around 1830 a man by the name of Jean-Baptiste St. Louis built Lowertown's first sawmill on York St. This sawmill was powered by the flow of the Bywash… . Mr. Louis also "established a grist mill on York St, expecting to work it by the waste waters of the canal" (Bytown Pamphlet series #33 -6). Unfortunately, this first grist mill failed and the venture was abandoned.
“The commercial aspect of the area was centered around the market on George and York Streets. Both of these streets were twice as wide as normal streets (132 feet vs. 66 feet). There are some interior courtyards which allowed for horse-drawn carts to make deliveries and turn around at the rear of the buildings.”
Congrats to @hopecornerstone! Next week, they are opening their new affordable women’s housing complex at 373 Princeton near @westborovillage. They are rejoicing with a sold-out fundraising foodie event next Wednesday, called “Celebrating the Dream,” and we were proud to support the cause with a gift certificate in their silent auction. Congrats to the Cornerstone team and the countless community members who banded together to make this dream a reality! ❤️
Super excited to welcome back @seedlingyarn for our last two Flagship Markets of the season. Perfect timing as the weather is getting cooler and we could all use something warm to snuggle up with 💚 Come see Jenny on Saturday in Optimiste Park from 9am-2pm.
Happy Cannabis Eve! 🍁 To mark this historic day, we’re giving out a big chocolate chunk cookie (no, it’s not a special cookie!😜) to anyone that orders one of tomorrow’s legalization features, at ANY of our locations (while supplies last). Check out some of the munchies we’ve come up with at our @bywardmarket location: ⬅️
Dorito Baked Pulled Pork Mac n Cheese, Folded Pepperoni Pizza with Meatballs & Waffle Fries, Free Cookie! 🍪 #1017
You never know who you will meet at the @ottawaantiqueandvintagemarket!
See you next weekend in the Fieldhouse at @carleton_u.
Saturday, October 20th 10-5 ⠀
Sunday, October 21st 10-4⠀