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.
Disons-le tout de suite, l’exposition Napoléon et Paris présentée au Musée canadien de l’histoire est un incontournable pour tout passionné d’histoire.
Since the Panda Game returned in 2013, after a 15 year hiatus, the game has regained much of its former glory. Last year, 17,956 fans packed TD Place, the most since 20,000 people watched the 1987 edition.
Vinyl evangelist John Westhaver continues to carry the torch.
Between now and September 9, Canadians across the country have the chance to offer their opinion of the future of 100 Wellington by completing an online survey or tweeting with #100Wellington.
Do you ever wonder, when looking at old building around the city, what stood there before?
Created as emergency government headquarters against nuclear fallout, the Diefenbunker was built during the Cold War but never used! Ottawa comedians Lewis Hill, Sean Carson and Daniel Araya explore the bunkers with the fantastic tour guide Mady Gillespie! For more Comedy Ottawa, watch their dispatches from Grow613 Day and Westfest.
As I locked my bike outside the Canadian Museum of History, I glanced over at the four school and two tour buses and my heart sank. Now let me see, what’s worse? In corner number one we have hordes of “last-week-of-school” kids running around, shrieking and purposely getting too close to artifacts so that the […]