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Architecture of Ontario

10 December 2009

1988 – National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Moshe Safdie Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2005, the National Gallery of Canada is a striking landmark against the city’s skyline. Designed by architect Moshe Safdie and opened in 1988 at its...

10 December 2009

1962 – Memorial Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario

Architects: Allward & Gouinlock Construction of the two edifices, originally called “Veterans Memorial Buildings”, began following the Second World War. In addition to honouring those who served and those who died in that...

10 December 2009

1940 – Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Ernest Cormier The Supreme Court building was designed by Ernest Cormier, the Montréal architect who also designed the Quebec Court of Appeal building, the Government Printing Bureau in Gatineau and the University...

10 December 2009

1939 – National War Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Vernon March Designed to honor the 60,000 Canadians who lost their lives in World War I and unveiled just prior to the start of World War II. Since then its purpose has...

10 December 2009

1931 – St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Cecil Burgess The original building was a wooden structure designed by noted architect John W.H. Watts. After several additions this structure proved too small and in the late 1920s a fundraising effort...

10 December 2009

1929 – Confederation Building, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Thomas W. Fuller The Confederation Building, which had built in 1929 on Wellington Street had been occupied mainly by Department of Agriculture employees from its inception. The Department of Finance and the...

10 December 2009

1912 – Government Conference Centre – Former Union Station, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Ross & MacFarlane The Government Conference Centre was originally constructed as Ottawa Union Station between 1909 and 1912 to the designs of architects Ross & MacFarlane, based on original plans by architect...

10 December 2009

1878 – Laurier House, Ottawa, Ontario

Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood close to Parliament Hill, Laurier House is a National Historic Site. It was built in 1878 in the Second Empire Style, popular in North America at the...

10 December 2009

1877 – St Alban’s Anglican Church, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Thomas Fuller Ottawa’s oldest surviving church building and was designed by Thomas Fuller, who also designed Canada’s original Parliament Buildings. However, the location of the church, meant that Fuller’s elaborate plans had...

10 December 2009

1927 – Houses of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario

Architects: John Pearson & Omar Marchand The original structure was designed by Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones. The Palace of Westminster in London had recently been rebuilt in a Gothic Revival style, and...