Kitchissippi Monument

Lemieux Island Valve

Located on Lemieux Island just in front of the water purification plant is a gate valve from the Rensselaer Valve Company of Troy, NY, USA.  The one depicted here references a Patent from June 19, 1888 and contains a single stem design with open gearing.  These gate valves are sometimes referred to as knife valves […]

Building Findley Creek

Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton

The Hindu Temple of Ottawa Carleton was largely built between 1985-89.  It resides at 4835 Bank Street near Findley Creek.  The site was formerly a corn field and was purchased in 1984 for the express purpose of being the future site of the temple. The structure itself is based on a hybrid traditional temple design […]

Building Kanata

March House

At the corner of March and Klondike Roads in Kanata resides a one-and-a-half storey, rough cut stone and gable roofed structure.  According to a report prepared on September 16, 2003 to the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee, Planning and Development Committee and Council, the property was originally built in the early 1850’s as a private […]

Art Barrhaven

Fallen Star

Don Maynard is an artist who works with a variety of media including painting, sculpture and multi-media installations. Primarily based in Kingston, Ontario he has created several public art works including Stand of Birch, Archive for the City of Ottawa, Maintaining Gravity in Kitchener/Waterloo and Wave for the City of Toronto that can be viewed […]

Building Byward Market Lowertown

Rathier Building

Abraham Rathier built this stone 2 ½ storey building at 193-195 Cumberland Street at Bruyère, to house a grocery store on the lower level and residence above circa 1862.  Although many residents of Lowertown during this period were in the stone cutting profession, this building is one of the few stone buildings built in Lowertown […]

Art Kitchissippi Westboro

Short Story

In Westboro at the corner of Churchill and Byron resides a tall yellow and orange tree shaped sculpture by Jennifer Stead.  Prior to this sculpture being completed in 2015, Churchill Avenue underwent an extensive redevelopment to upgrade the water and sewer infrastructure, create separate bike lanes and upgrade sidewalks. This sculpture was commissioned as part […]

Kitchissippi Monument Wellington Village Westboro

Monument to Fallen Diplomats

At the corner of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway at Island Park Drive resides the Monument to Fallen Diplomats. The monument was inaugurated on September 20, 2012 to honour Colonel Atilla Altıkat who was assassinated at this location on the morning of August 27, 1982 and dedicated to all diplomats and public servants who […]

Building Kitchissippi Westboro

Aylen-Henry House

The Aylen-Henry House is one of Ottawa’s oldest buildings residing at 150 Richmond Road in the Westboro area. Constructed of stone (the tin roof was added later on), this substantial home-stay housed Irish labourers that worked for Peter Aylen. The property’s history and occupants are the subject of a variety of stories about the roughness […]

Art Missing-In-Action

The Perils of Procrastination

It has been over a year since my last post and admittedly I did try and publish a post on exactly the 1-year mark, but that didn’t work out. Seems as although I constantly take photos while travelling within the city, I rarely get around to writing a post about those photos, as can be […]

Art Missing-In-Action

Il/elle n’a pas de nom

This mysterious aluminum irregular sculpture is situated just off of Confederation Boulevard, near the National Art Gallery.  It was created in 2015 by Marc-Antoine Côté and consists of what appear to be numerous welded strips of aluminum arranged in an irregular spherical-like shape.  Measuring approximately 151 x 132 x 149 inches, it is by no […]