COVID consequences: Pandemic prompted museums, historic sites to focus on digital experiences of the past
Two years into the global pandemic, studies have shown that 95 per cent of museums worldwide have been forced to close for stretches of time during the COVID-19 crisis for public health reasons, according to the International Council of Museums. That’s been the catalyst for a digital pivot in the museum and historic site sector — and it may bring…
‘It wasn’t an easy decision’: Federal engineer defends Alexandra Bridge replacement plan
In an online lecture presented by Heritage Ottawa a federal government engineer explained why the Alexandra Bridge is to be replaced, not refurbished.
Developer intends to preserve landmark Registry Office in high-rise residential extension to Rideau Centre
The historic Registry Office would be moved and integrated into a new high-rise development that will be part of the redevelopment of the Rideau Centre.
Sir Adam Beck hydro station marks 100 years of producing ‘clean power’ for Ontario
Ontario Power Generation is marking the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station.
With love: Venerable Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club nets a major restoration
The Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club continues Phase One of their complete restoration.
Agriculture museum staff prepare for crowds returning to popular Experimental Farm attraction
People walk through the Central Experimental Farm in droves through the pandemic, but lockdowns kept them out of the museum. This spring, museum attendance is once again set to flourish.
Stately Victorian-era Sandy Hill home to be designated a heritage landmark
A prominent doctor’s home in Sandy Hill is getting a heritage designation from City of Ottawa.
COVID consequences: Annual kilt skate gains popularity despite pandemic
The pandemic has actually worked to spread the word about the Great Canadian Kilt Skate.