JR (John Rudolphus) Booth was a Canadian lumber tycoon and railroad baron. He built the Canada Atlantic Railway (from Georgian Bay via Ottawa to Vermont) to extract his logs and to export lumber and grain to the United States and Europe. In 1892, his lumber complex was the largest operation of its kind in the world.
You may have heard of the name Dave Smith, owner of arguably the most famous lunch hotspot by the Hill, Nate’s Deli, or his equally famous Place Next Door Restaurant. You may have heard Dave’s name in the news for his charitable missions that have raised over $150 million for local, national and international causes, including $2.2M for Save Our Native Grandchildren long before Native issues were mainstream media. He sat on numerous boards and served as an advisor to many organizations.
Sidney Lithwick quickly became a fast-rising star when he joined the firm A.J.Hazelgrove in 1946. One of the preeminent architects in the City of Ottawa, his firm designed the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Ottawa Heart Institute, many of the schools for the Ottawa Board of Education, the Agudeth Israel and Beth Shalom Synagogues and the original Hillel Lodge.