Explore Ottawa’s ‘Lost’ Spaces

If you’ve never heard of Lost Ottawa, you’re in for a treat. The thriving Facvebook community is 40,000 person strong and boasts around four posts per day from admins and members of places and spaces Ottawa has ‘lost’. From iconic streetcars and old libraries to kitsch 70s restaurants, Lost Ottawa covers it all. As their Web site describes:

Lost Ottawa began as a Facebook Community devoted to the history of Greater Ottawa, Greater Gatineau, the Outaouais as a whole, as well as towns and villages up and down the Ottawa Valley.

The Facebook Community still exists and is still growing. Indeed, with over 40,000 members, Lost Ottawa is one of the capital’s largest communities of any kind in the nation’s capital.

What happens one Facebook is pretty simple. A community member, or Lost Ottawa itself, shares a picture together with a short description of something believed to be “lost,” as in not-there-anymore, or simply lost to memory.  We publish the picture, normally at a clip of at least four posts a day.

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