September 24, 2017
Heritage Ottawa walking tour - Brown's Inlet and the Driveway of South West Glebe
This new tour explores the south-west quadrant of the Glebe and will highlight the evolution of this area west of Bank Street, from the time of the building of the Rideau Canal through the area known as the ‘notch’, to the creation by the Ottawa Improvement Commission of the magnificent “Driveway” in the early 1900’s.
This Driveway, now known as Queen Elizabeth Drive, was one of the earliest efforts at creating parkways to fulfil Laurier’s vision to beautify the Capital, and included the development of grand homes and parks along the canal and around Browns Inlet.
GUIDE: Lynn Armstrong is a Landscape Architectural Historian with a special interest in the heritage landscapes of Ottawa, particularly the Driveways and Parks of Ottawa created by the Ottawa Improvement Commission (now the NCC) in the early 1900’s.
Heritage Ottawa walking tour - University of Ottawa
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Archives of the University of Ottawa, you are invited to discover the rich architecture and the fabulous past of the University of Ottawa, North America’s oldest and most important bilingual university established in 1848.
Come explore Tabaret Hall, Academic Hall, Hagen Hall, the Victorian houses on Séraphin-Marion Street and many other heritage buildings and historical plaques.
GUIDE: Michel Prévost, D.U. is Chief Archivist of the University of Ottawa.
This tour will be conducted in French