Sentimental Journey Through Carleton Place — Did You Know About Sigma 7?


Before– Canadian Tire on Lake Ave East


After–Now the Farmer’s Market!!



Before Sigma 7 on Highway 7– the original Gourmet Restaurant



Before- Sigma 7 on Highway 7 near the four corners– I found this postcard titled: The Sigma 7 Restaurant Shell Station in Carleton Place on Ebay.


February 1966 classified ad


After- The Gourmet Restaurant






Tammy Marion My very 1st job was at Jim’s Restaurant as a waitress in the summer of 1977.They obviously rebuilt after this fire. I remember my hourly wage being something like 2 bucks an hour or almost that lol..

Before- Vic Bennett’s on the corner of Bridge Street and High Street




After- from Bennett’s on McNeely Ave to Bean’s


Vintage photo from the Carleton Place Canadian Files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

“If you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know who you are!” —The late Edna Gardner Carleton Place

Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Mar 1965, Mon  •  Page 34

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

3 responses »

  1. This picture called Bennetts now on Bridge St is the wrong building. Bennetts was next one on the corner. This was the Lealand Hotel


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