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Tempting Values for Early Shoppers: The Birth of Ottawa’s Department Stores

December 12, 2018 - 19:00 - 20:00
Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0G8 Canada

The department store was the product of an increasingly leisured middle class, a new consumer economy, and architectural innovations like plate glass windows, electric lights and passenger elevators. In comparison to the great metropolitan centres, Ottawa’s fondly remembered versions of these emporia of wonders were smaller in scale, but equally ambitious and great objects of […]

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