Bank Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues (looking north with Fourth Avenue Baptist Church in the background) after a vicious ice storm on December 30th, 1942. Nine inches of cement-solid snow and ice combined to bring all transportation in Ottawa to a standstill for the next 10 days. Ottawans walked, skied and snowshoed to work. The army turned out 400 men from the Basic Training Depot at Lansdowne Park to help dig out, and particularly to clear the streetcar rails.
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The wreck of the Lansdowne Tea Room at 933 Bank Street on the northeast corner of Holmwood (the current home of Pizza Pizza) after a fire in the winter of 1943