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Photo by Sharon Odell

A tour inside the historic Dominion Observatory

A grand structure, the Dominion Observatory, commands high ground at the Central Experimental Farm near Carling Avenue. Sharon Odell explains why this building was constructed (1902-5) and how one of the astronomers, Mary Grey, saved the heritage architecture of the building and the scientific instruments it contained.

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Leave the car at home and explore Ottawa with Jane’s Walk

This weekend, keep your eyes out for knowledgeable volunteer tour guides all over the city, participating in the annual civic engagement event, Jane’s Walk. In a capital crisscrossed with tours catering to out-of-towners, this weekend is an opportunity to improve your urban literacy with a focus on local history, planning, design and culture in the hands of our own passionate citizens.

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Icônes du savoir : quand la culture fait pitié

Depuis quelques temps, à chaque fois que je passais sur Wellington en allant vers l’Ouest, mon œil était attiré par un bâtiment certes austère mais imposant, sur la droite. Plus que le bâtiment, deux grandes banderoles sombres placées de part et d’autre du perron de l’édifice retenaient systématiquement mon attention.

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