Thirty Years Ago in the Glebe Report


by Ian McKercher


Volume 21, Number 6,

June 11, 1993 (36 pages)

This retrospective is filed bi-monthly by Ian McKercher of the Glebe Historical Society. The society welcomes the donation or loan (for copying) of any item documenting Glebe history (photographs, maps, surveys, news articles, posters, programs, memorabilia, etc.). Contact Ian at 613-235-4863 or

Note: All back issues of the Glebe Report to June 1973 can be viewed on the Glebe Report website at under the PAST ISSUES menu.


Ian Van Lock (Bhat Boy) was organizing a new concept to showcase Glebe artisans to be called “Art in the Park.” On Saturday, June 19, 1993, Glebites were invited to stroll in Central Park east of Bank Street to view the works of local painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, candle makers and other artisans while being serenaded by musicians and entertained by local actors doing comedic performances. Van Lock saw the event as a coming together of the varied and eclectic talents of our community. Free lemonade was to be provided courtesy of Jim McKeen of Loeb-Glebe.


Capital Ward Councillor Jim Watson presented City of Ottawa Heritage Award plaques to Greg Weston, Claudette Logue and Kevin Logue who recently completed a beautiful restoration of Queale Terrace, the brick row of homes running from 304 to 312 Queen Elizabeth Driveway. This row running south from the corner of First Avenue was believed to have been designed by a New York architect and constructed for Ottawa businessman William Queale in 1908.


First Avenue School was the site of a successful day-long plastics recycling depot on Saturday, June 5. It was a joint effort between Ottawa Area Girl Guides, Mayor Jaquelin Holzman’s Green Team and Laidlaw Waste Systems Ltd. The depot was open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and managed to fill three-quarters of a waste recycling truck.


The eighth annual edition of the Great Glebe Garage Sale held May 29 was organized by Jim Foster. It was another success, raising $4,480 for the Ottawa Food Bank with more donations still coming in. The fame of the event had spread far enough to have drawn two busloads of shoppers from up the Ottawa Valley.

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