Cancelled event clouds future of capital’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Concern rising after St. Patrick’s Day parade was cancelled for the third year in a row, this time because of the lack of volunteers and funding.
Amid ‘contentious commemorations,’ city moves closer to new naming policy
Ottawa’s city council will soon receive a formal proposal for a revamped municipal commemoration policy for paying tribute to worthy citizens and historical figures in street names and other landmarks. The proposed change comes at a time of heightened awareness of historical injustices and after months of research by a municipal advisory group in collaboration with the Capital Heritage Connexion…
Greely carnival celebrates 50 years of winter fun and community cohesion
The Greely Winter Carnival celebrated 50 years recently. The carnival has been a staple in Ottawa’s rural south communities. It was introduced in the town of Greely in 1972 and was designed to bring the community together.
City protects 19th-century timbers exposed at Charles Billings House by mistake
Some timbers exposed during a renovation at the Charles Billings House have been given a heritage designation by the City of Ottawa.
Coin tribute to late Queen highlights commemoration controversies
The mint recently released the black-banded toonie to commemorate the late monarch, but will Canada continue putting faces of the British royal family on Canadian currency?
Bytown Museum to reopen in May with exhibit on historic blazes in Ottawa
Opening in May a new in-person exhibit at the Bytown Museum will examine 10 big fires that shaped the city we know today.
Remembering a century-old fight for French-language rights in Ontario
A recent talk presented by the Historical Society of Ottawa recalled a significant event in the battle for French-language education and culture in Ontario.
Archive and history museum team up to offer ‘Unexpected!’ look at Canada’s past
Library of Archives (LAC) is back with its first exhibition since the pandemic, showcasing 36 rare finds from its collection.
War Museum exhibit pays tribute to famed equestrian artist Alfred Munnings
An exhibition at the Canadian War Museum features the work of the British artist Alfred Munnings, who was an official war artist in the First World War. He was assigned to capture the work of Canadian soldiers and their horses during the conflict.
New for you: Conservators bring passion, know-how to preserving history’s treasures
Two local Ottawa business are making what’s old, new again and preserving history and memories, one piece at a time.
Byward Market plaque honours ‘remarkable life’ of Mother Marie
Plaque in Byward market honours life of a remarkable francophone woman, Jeanne Lydia Branda, known as Mother Marie who founded the Joan of Arc Institute, a Catholic order with a focus on providing social support and quality education for young women.
In Focus: Tour highlights commuter rail’s impact on Hintonburg — past and present
A recent walking tour of the Hintonburg neighbourhood explored the historical impacts of public transit, past and present.