I was up in Lowertown in late August, looking for a specific area. The neighbourhood has a lot of history, dating back before Confederation, and much of that history has been that of a working class area. A stop at St. Clement Parish and a word with one of the parish members directed me to where I wanted to be, an area behind the church. This community centre was there.
The nearby park is Jules Morin Park, though back in the day this area was called Anglesea Square. Children's author Brian Doyle, who grew up in this area and attended York Street Public School, has often incorporated the Ottawa Valley into his books. This area in particular he gave the nickname Angel Square for a book of that name, set in the period of the 1940s, involving a schoolboy coming to grips with prejudice and injustice. The neighbourhood has changed since that era- the apartment blocks are more recent, and this playground and park occupy the square, looking quite new. York Street School is still there- Doyle weaved it into his books- though the neighbouring Ste. Anne Catholic School looks more modern than the 1940s era of Angel Square.