The walk will follow city sidewalks.
The walk will explore the history, delights, and current challenges to Ottawa’s well-loved By Ward Market. It will pose questions about the decline of the outdoor Farmer’s Market and the City of Ottawa’s rejuvenation strategy; it will visit the recently restored Ogilvy Department Store heritage facades on Rideau Street; pose questions about the impact of the new LRT Rideau Station opening in 2018; and explore the most recent changes in the NCC’s Sussex Drive heritage courtyard properties.
The route will take us from the south entrance of the By Ward Market Building; walking south on William St., west on Rideau, north through the Freiman Mall; through Clarendon 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 By Ward Market Building, and landmark bridges such as the Bank Street Bridge over the Rideau Canal. The firm has won 32 architectural awards including 22 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.
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