As Ottawa builds a light rail system across and under the city's core, it's worth noting the last time a streetcar made its way across the capital's streets was nearly 55 years ago, on May 1, 1959.

Ottawa's last streetcars 1959

In our CBC Rewind to 1989, Danny Globerman takes a look at the last time Ottawa had streetcars, some 30 years earlier. (CBC)

For Our Ottawa's weekly CBC Rewind, we look back at a story from 25 years ago that takes a closer look at the end of the previous version of light rail to cross the city.

Our Ottawa airs every Saturday at 6 a.m., as well as Sundays and Mondays at 11 a.m.

Also this week on Our Ottawa with guest host Adrian Harewood:

  • Income tax tips | We talk to chartered accountant Rosa Iuliano.
  • Allergies again | Shorter season more intense than normal
  • Little Theatre | Entertainer Holly Larocque talks about her cultural gem.
  • Social Capital | Jennifer Beard breaks down what people in Ottawa were talking about online.

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