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a good day for a first time experiencing the heights of ottawa.:) #loveottawa ,#ottawa

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Friday!🎉 patio, pulpo, oysters and cava !!!!Amazing dinner and Cava at Soca Kitchen! #paresbalta #socakitchen#Repost @kendallayoubnichols (@get_repost)
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While reading up on the building last week, I was reminded of a whole other side of the #WindsorArms's history, driven by the economics of rental units, from the previous owner of the building. I suspect the (failed) push to change the building into "tenants-in-common" was inspired by the nearby #AppinApartments #cooperative building at 243 McLeod also on the corner of #MetcalfeStreet facing the other side of the #VictoriaMemorialMuseum Building.
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"The Windsor Arms Apartments was designed by architect #CecilBurgess and was completed on 1 April 1930 at the cost of $300,000 (1930 dollars), which the builder claimed to be 85% above the average cost of construction because of conveniences put into the structure. The building's design features a detailed entrance #portico, stained and #leadedglass windows, and wood burning fireplaces in some units. When first tenanted, the building offered lobby and parking attendants and maid services.
"In June 1984, the then landlord informed tenants that the building would be sold for conversion into a form of condominium, in which purchasers would have bought units as tenants-in-common (with each owner having a stake in the property, without owning a specific part of the building), thereby sidestepping a municipal by-law preventing apartment-condominium conversations in place at the time. In November of the same year, it was reported that the tenants successfully fought off the conversion scheme, and the owner of the day confirmed that the condo development deal was 'up the flue' and that it would be more profitable to convert the ground floor units into offices. The current property management, Andrex Holdings, has returned all units to residential occupancy."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Arms_Apartments
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Starve your distractions. Feed your focus!!

My Ottawa is closer to nature!

There were four full pages of articles and advertisements in @OttawaCitizen about the #WindsorArms when it was being built, with headlines like "Windsor Arms is the Last Word in Modern Apartments" and "Beautiful Site is Chosen For The New Building". The stories ran on the first four pages of the third section (what they'd call "Lifestyles" or "Homes" today), from pages 12 to 15 (and here, images 2 to 5!). Ads by various suppliers, common in that era, surrounded the article, including by #Frigidaire announcing: "Every kitchen in the Windsor Arms is equipped with a Frigidaire."
(Ottawa Citizen - Mar 15, 1930
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aBsvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ONsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6658%2C2071781 )
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We had the pleasure of giving the hard working folks at @ottawatourism a private tour today! 🤗💗 Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit us ... it's not a big year for #Ottawa or anything, is it? #Canada150🇨🇦 #myOttawa #MeettheMet

Our next stop on the #tomgreenbeer tour is @lieutenantspump! If you’re hanging out where they serve @beausallnatural we might be there next - with @tomgreen!
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a good day for a first time experiencing the heights of ottawa.:) #loveottawa ,#ottawa

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