With construction set to begin in 2019, forcing the building to close for at least 10 or as many as 20 years, the heart of Parliament Hill is turning Ottawans into tourists in their own town.
The Canadiana Project features a series of short web documentaries, each one focusing on a specific story from Canada’s past.
Ask any local about their favourite neighbourhood in Ottawa and there’s a very solid chance that Hintonburg will fall somewhere in their top three.
Your effort can help to preserve the integrity of this important heritage building. Complete the City’s online feedback form before the end of day on Friday, March 9.
One hundred twenty-eight Canadian flags can be found along the runway fence of the Rockcliffe Airport, each one representing 1,000 Canadian soldiers killed or missing since the Boer War.
Three new exhibitions opened on November 3 in the Canadian Photography Institute at the National Gallery of Canada.
On Tuesday November 7, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is presenting a public lecture featuring Tim Cook of the Canadian War Museum and Dominique Boulais of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
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.