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 […]

Building Byward Market

Clegg-Feller Building

This building is situated in a prominent location at the corner of Rideau and Dalhousie Streets. If you’ve ever taken the bus along Rideau Street or visited the Byward market, it’s more than likely that you’ve seen this building several times. You may have also wondered why it’s still there, until you see the heritage […]

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 […]