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Remembering Ottawa's last streetcars

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.

Our Ottawa looks back at the the city's last streetcars as well as tax tips and allergies

As Ottawa prepares for the next generation of light rail, we go back 55 years to the last time the city had streetcars. 1:35

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.

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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