Must follow: Lost Ottawa on Facebook

We’re always on the hunt for great local projects to feature (and follow) and Lost Ottawa is one of them. 

Started by David McGee, the Facebook community is devoted to historical images of the city and surrounding area, and anyone can submit. And, best yet, by liking the page you’re in for an (almost daily!) visual treat in your feed – as well as some really solid historical background.

Here’s a quick glimpse of a few of our recent favourites:

A shot of Lansdowne Park Exhibition Grounds on August 7, 1898 as the Aberdeen Pavilion is being constructed.

The Beatles never played Ottawa, but Lennon came here in December of 1969 to meet Trudeau.

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church on Sussex Across from George Street, ca. 1870, looking north east.

Ottawa Transportation Commission Streetcar 869, on its way to the scrapyard in 1956.

As of today, the project has nearly 10,000 likes.

“[With] the pictures I put up, people learn things about the city that they didn’t know,” McGee told CBC. “Part of it is that the people can share their stories and their memories of events and very frequently I’ve had people say…I was in that crowd, that’s me!”

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Lost Ottawa and check it out.

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