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Brutalism in downtown Ottawa

National Arts Centre 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario

In the postwar building boom leading up to Canada's Centennial, grand heroic ideals of civic welfare and cultural identity were translated into new visions for Ottawa. The strong character of brutalist architecture embodied renewed hope, stability, and humanity. Ironically, today many tend to misread these buildings as imposing and inhuman “eyesores.” The tour will explore […]

Advocacy 101: Putting Cultural Priorities on the Agenda

National Arts Centre 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa’s cultural sector contributes greatly to our city’s economy and our enviable quality of life. We know that a vibrant and diverse arts, festival and heritage sector is at the heart of a strong community. How do we ensure that our government leaders understand this too? With provincial and municipal elections coming up soon, the […]

Weighing the Legacy of Sir John A Macdonald’s Policies Towards Indigenous People

National Arts Centre 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Presented by Prime Ministers’ Row and hosted by the National Arts Centre Amid calls for the removal of Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from public schools in Ontario, Canadians have been invited to challenge the histories we’ve been taught about our first Prime Minister. While many celebrate him as the father of Confederation, for Canada's […]

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