The Rideau Canal Skateway: 50th Anniversary

The Rideau Canal skateway has been a fixture in Ottawa for 50 years now.  The canal ice was first polished up for public skating in 1971.  Since that first year, there have been a lot of developments.  Michel Prévost, a well-known historian in the region, recently published a brief history of the...

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La version française du livre phare de Jane Jacobs maintenant disponible

Don't forget, you can view or borrow Jane Jacobs' flagship book — The Life and Death of Great American Cities — in French.  Déclin et survie des grandes villes américaines is now available at the Ottawa Public Library. Vous pouvez maintenant consulter ou emprunter le livre phare de Jane Jacobs—T...

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Saving The Rideau Street Convent Chapel—Heritage Ottawa 2020 Phillips Lecture

On Wednesday, February 17, Heritage Ottawa offered the 2020 Phillips Memorial Lecture to an on-line audience.  Presenter Leslie Maitland explored the history of the Rideau Street Convent Chapel, how it was rescued from demolition in the early 1970s, and eventually restored and installed in Nation...

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