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Central Experimental Farm

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

There are some new outdoor activities to enjoy this weekend. We are now able to kick a soccer ball around, play a round of disc golf, shoot some hoops, or pop an ollie at the skate parks. Picnics are also now a thing. While we agree that this is very exciting news, please make sure that you enjoy these newfound freedoms safely and respectfully, while keeping your distance from others.

Friends of the Farm – Art on the Farm

Rain Date August 18, Free to public. Artists working in various media will display and sell their original work under the trees at the Arboretum. Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout.

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.