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Heritage Ottawa

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July 2022

Lowertown West (In French)

July 10 - 14:00 - 15:30

Discover the cultural developments and important historic monuments of Lowertown West in the vicinity of Dalhousie and Bruyère streets during this fascinating tour of part of Ottawa’s most historic area. GUIDE: Mark Farine is a history teacher with the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est and is passionate about urban history. This tour will be conducted in French. Heritage Ottawa Members: $10 | Non-Members: $25 Space is Limited — Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment is required MEET: Bingham Park (corner of Dalhousie and Cathcart) 145 Cathcart…

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Rockliffe Park – Walking Tour

July 17 - 14:00 - 15:30

The architectural styles in picturesque Rockcliffe Park range from stately stone mansions and interesting contemporary designs to remaining summer cottages. Learn about the history of the village and the role the MacKay and Keefer families had in determining its layout and the design of many of its homes. GUIDE: Elizabeth Heatherington, longtime resident of Rockcliffe Park, worked as an archaeological researcher at Parks Canada as well as enjoying a career in the Foreign Service. Heritage Ottawa Members: $10 | Non-Members: $25 Space…

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Architecture and Engineering Along the Rideau Canal – Walking Tour

July 31 - 14:00 - 15:30

From the foot of the locks to the Corktown Bridge, this tour explores the architecture and engineering of buildings and structures along the Rideau canal, as well as of the canal itself. A world heritage site since 2007, the Rideau Canal corridor exemplifies nearly 200 years of change, while retaining the elements that made the canal such a remarkable achievement. GUIDE: David Jeanes is a retired professional engineer and a former president of Heritage Ottawa with a strong interest in transportation. He…

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August 2022

Lowertown East – Walking Tour

August 7 - 14:00 - 15:30

Lowertown East, bounded by Rideau Street, King Edward Avenue, and the Rideau River, has been home to many important religious, residential and civic buildings. Despite a controversial 1970s urban redevelopment, it is a walkable neighbourhood with a strong multicultural history. The tour will focus on the built heritage adjacent to the heritage-designated Macdonald Gardens, an area with a long history and several architecturally designed homes. GUIDE: Nancy Miller Chenier is the co-chair of the Lowertown Community Association Heritage Committee and long-time resident…

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