KING: Saving the old Civic Pharmacy sign

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Retro Rx: The Civic Pharmacy sign, on the corner of Carling and Holland. Photo by Robert Metzger.

Retro Rx: The Civic Pharmacy sign, on the corner of Carling and Holland. Photo by Robert Metzger.

(Via Andrew King’s blog, Ottawa Rewind)

All too often I use this blog to lament over the loss of Ottawa’s classic old signs, a trend that seems to have now finally been swayed in the other direction. I recently received some good news regarding the landmark Civic Pharmacy sign at the corner of Holland and Carling. It is being saved and on track for restoration. 

Many concerned residents emailed me about the sign when they witnessed its anchor building swathed in tarpaulins, unsure of what was happening to the building, and our beloved sign.

(photo by Ross Brownfoot)

Photo by Ross Brownfoot

I am happy to report that through the efforts of the community, the sign is safe and has a positive new outlook. The thoughtful owners of the building have decided to keep and resurrect the iconic sign, hopefully returning it to its former splendour.

Read the full article and backstory at ottawarewind.com…


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