Heritage Day at City Hall

Heritage Day at City Hall

Celebrate Heritage Day on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at City Hall (110 Laurier Ave) from 12 pm to 2 pm. This year’s theme is “Diversity of heritage: Recognizing the past and celebrating the future“. Following the opening ceremony, guests can browse the Heritage Showcase to discover Ottawa’s many local historical societies, museums, and heritage groups.

Heritage Registry Review

Heritage Registry Review

Provincial legislative changes implemented through Bill 23 have amended the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). As a result, the City of Ottawa is reviewing the approximately 4,600 non-designated properties listed on the City’s municipal heritage register, including several properties in Old Ottawa South. The intent of this project is to gather information on the heritage conservation interests and priorities of Ottawa residents. Heritage properties can include buildings, landscapes, bridges, and barns. The information gathered will…

Ottawa’s Heritage Register Public Survey

Ottawa’s Heritage Register Public Survey

The City of Ottawa maintains a heritage register of 4600 non-designated properties with potential cultural heritage in the bounds of the City. The City of Ottawa has launched a survey to collect public opinions and background information on listed properties that may be significant to individuals or communities. Do you want to add properties that are important to your community to the register? Take this survey.

Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood

Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood

In 1981 Charlotte Gobeil got a rare look inside the Monastère du Précieux Sang then located at 774 Echo Drive in Ottawa South. Her visit with a documentary crew to the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood captures a fascinating glimpse of these cloistered nuns. Ms. Gobeil was welcomed by this contemplative order to witness the women’s daily life of devotion.

Hopewell Avenue Public School

Hopewell Avenue Public School

South facade of old building facing Hopewell Avenue (Mohammad al-Asad, 2008) 17 Hopewell Avenue1910 and laterEducational View additional images of building. The first school on the present Hopewell Avenue Public School site dates back to the 1830s or 1840s. It was a one-room log building with a few windows, a small door, and a wood stove. By the end of the 1870s, this was replaced by a brick building with semi-circular arched windows and…

Bank Street Bridge

Bank Street Bridge

  South part (Mohammad al-Asad, 2008)   North part (Mohammad al-Asad, 2008) Bank Street Bridge over the Rideau Canal 1912, *restored in 1993Infrastructure The Bank Street Canal Bridge carries Bank Street along a roughly north – south direction over the Rideau Canal, linking The Glebe to Old Ottawa South. It also passes over Queen Elizabeth and Colonel By drives, each of which extends along one side of the canal.

Southminster United Church

Southminster United Church

Main (east) facade (Kathy Krywicki, 2008) 15 Aylmer Street (intersection of Aylmer Avenue and Bank Street) 1931 Religious View additional images of building. Two congregations in Ottawa South, the Methodist and Presbyterian, united to build Southminster United Church in 1931 on the site of the former Methodist Church, which had been built in 1909 but torn down to make way for the new building.

Robertson House

Robertson House

Front (north) facade (Kathy Krywicki, 2008) 32 Cameron Avenue c. 1887 Residential View Additional images of building. This 1 1/2-storey brick veneer structure was built around 1887 in the then-rural area south of Ottawa. The pitched roof, double-gabled façade, ornate verge boards, and one-storey veranda with its extensive woodwork and central gable are all of architectural interest. The chinoiserie pattern of the railings reveals the handiwork of a proficient local carpenter, but many of…

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