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30 January 2014

1925 – Designs for War Memorials, Ottawa, Ontario

Unsuccessful designs to competition by the Canadian Battlefields Commission for a war memorial. The competition was held in 1925 to seek designs for a national war memorial to be dedicated to the First...

26 January 2014

1866 – Houses of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Thomas Fuller & Chilion Jones In 1859, The Legislative Assembly in Ottawa voted the sum of £75,000 for the erection of a “Parliament House” and offered a premium of $1000 for the...

31 January 2013

1860 – Design for Government Buildings, Ottawa, Canada

Architect: Stent & Laver In May 1859 proposals were invited for Ottawa’s intended parliamentary and departmental buildings and governor general’s residence. The first premium for the design of the departmental buildings, now known...

10 December 2009

1990 – City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario

Built in 1990 as the headquarters of the former Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, it was chosen as the new City Hall upon the amalgamation of the Region and its constituent muncipalities in 2001,...

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...

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