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Building Civic Hospital – Central Park

Dominion Observatory

Located at the north east corner of the Central Experimental Farm, the back and side of the Dominion Observatory are somewhat visible from Carling Avenue. On a daily basis thousands of commuters pass by this building likely giving it little thought, but up close it’s pretty impressive. Designed by David Ewart in 1902, the building […]

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Building Woodroffe – Lincoln Heights

The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa

If you’ve ever travelled west to Woodroffe Avenue along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway chances are you are familiar with the sharp spire that peers out just above the treeline before the turnoff. I generally use this structure as a marker to remind myself that the Woodroffe Avenue exit is nearing. I have always […]

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Art Byward Market

Dancing Bear

Walking in the heart of the Byward Market you might come upon this whimsical Dancing Bear sculpture. It’s hidden in the Jeanne D’arc Courtyard and accessible through three walkways, two off York Street and one off Clarence Street. It’s nestled at the centre of a quite courtyard surrounded by several heritage buildings and newer condominium […]