John Cundell is the third generation in his family to run a horse stable in the Byward Market.
While this October’s Friday the 13th will no doubt be a time for early Halloween parties, dancing ghoulishly, and watching movies about men with chainsaws and too much free time, it will also be a great weekend to enjoy fall weather as Ottawa gears down from its perennially overwhelming festival season.
Victoria Sloan: “This a monument which embraces the complexity and contradictions of Canadian history. As such, it will long have relevance in Ottawa’s landscape.”
Canada Day marks the culmination of nearly 5 years of work at the Canadian Museum of History when the new Canadian History Hall, the museum’s marquee exhibition, opens to the public for the first time.
Greeted by bright blue walls, visitors who enter Our Masterpieces, Our Stories, the exhibition opened this month as part of the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries, are struck with three noticeable changes: the open-concept exhibition design, the bold juxtapositioning of cultures and timelines, and a clear new focus on showcasing Indigenous art.
Open Edition shows the diversity and depth of Canadian printmaking across the decades. Produced in partnership with Canada Scene, Carleton University Art Gallery’s Open Edition is open to the public free of charge from June 5 through to August 20.
On June 15, the National Gallery will open Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967. This represents the final stage of a complete changeover of its permanent Canadian galleries, with includes the contemporary galleries (Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present), and Photography in Canada, 1960 to 2000). It’s huge installation that includes some 800 work.
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.
Each summer, the City of Ottawa hosts the second-largest Doors Open architectural event in North America. This year, over 150 historically, culturally, and functionally significant buildings will be featured during Doors Open Ottawa in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday!
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.
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.
When is the last time you saw images of youth in a museum exhibition? Maybe it’s hard for you to recall? That’s probably because it has been a historically rare occurrence in museums.
Streetscape Memory Bank: Lost Uppertown’s commercial district continued: Wellington Street from Lyon to Bay
Just when you thought that one could come to the end of the history of Uppertown, this lost neighbourhood coughs up some further interesting pieces of information.
People enjoy themselves a good murder mystery, but what if you could be a part of one? Are you daring enough to take it that far?
Emmanuel Goffi est allé visiter la Bibliothèque du Parlement, lieu particulier à plusieurs égards. Si ce n’est déjà fait, osez y pénétrer et vous laisser inspirer par le poids de l’histoire qui git dans cet endroit mythique.