The walk will follow city sidewalks.
The walk will explore the stories behind the conservation of familiar buildings in the By Ward Market Heritage Conservation District. It will also examine controversial still un-built new buildings such as the NCC’s 7 Clarence Street (previously demolished). The walk will explain the progress in installing the former Ogilvy Department Store heritage façade on the new Rideau Centre building (under construction) and ask questions about the future of the By Ward “Farmer’s Market.”
The route will take us north on William St., west on Clarence, south through Jeanne d'Arc Courtyard to York St, east to Market Square, and back to the Market south entrance where we started. See illustration.
Barry Padolsky is an Ottawa-based architect, urban designer, and heritage consultant. His firm has carried out more than fifty restoration and adaptive re-use projects on heritage buildings in the National Capital. Examples in Ottawa include the Canadian Museum of Nature, the ByWard Market Building, and landmark bridges such as the Bank Street Bridge over the Rideau Canal. The firm has won thirty-two architectural awards including twenty-two for heritage conservation. Barry is a tireless advocate for the conservation of our built heritage, and is currently Vice-Chair of the City of Ottawa Built Heritage sub-committee.