Ottawa's ByWard Market

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 impact of Covid-19.  Will the City’s Public Realm Plan approved in 2021 and the proposed replacement of the City’s parking garage building with a “Destination Building” be realized?  Will they make a difference? What are the prospects for recovery by 2027, the 200th anniversary of the founding of Colonel By’s market? 


Carte indiquant le point de départ

The route will take us from the south entrance of the By Ward Market Building; walking north on By Ward to Clarence, returning south along William Street to the Market Building south entrance where we started. See illustration. 

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Au sujet du guide

Barry Padolsky is an Ottawa-based architect, urban designer, and heritage consultant. His firm has carried out more than sixty 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 43 architectural awards including 29 for heritage conservation.

Barry is a tireless advocate for the conservation of our built heritage and is currently a member of the City of Ottawa Built Heritage sub-committee. In 2021, Barry was recognized with the Order of Ottawa.  



Barry Padolsky

Date:sam 7 mai, 2022
Durée: 1 heure
Langue: anglais
Début:ByWard Market Building, South Entrance
Quartier:Byward Market
Distance:1.0 km

The walk will follow city sidewalks. 

Galerie d'images
Starting point and route for the 2024 By Ward Market walk. ByWard Market Walk 2010.  Barry is in the middle (white hat, black shirt). ByWard Market Walk 2016. Barry is in foreground (green hat, black jacket). ByWard Market Building, originally built in 1927, renovated and adapted 1998.  Photo:  Barry Padolsky Architects Ottawa's ByWard Market building.  Photo credit:  Canadian Trade Commission.
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