The Aberdeen Pavilion marked a birthday of sorts recently 30 years after a decision by Ottawa city council resolved to restore the venerable buildingThe Aberdeen Pavilion marked a birthday of sorts recently as it marked 30 years following a decision by Ottawa city council resolved to restore the venerable building.
n a collaboration with the Central Canada Exhibition Association, the city hosted the Aberdeen Heritage Festival at Lansdowne Park to celebrate the historic building.
The festival featured an opening ceremony and activities for all to enjoy.
“Since the resolution to restore the Aberdeen Pavilion 30 years ago, I have seen the building and surrounding area transform into a vibrant community hub where residents and visitors alike can enjoy arts and culture, sports, food, and entertainment,” said Mayor Jim Watson.
Built in 1898, the Aberdeen Pavilion served as the central exhibition hall for the Central Canada Exhibition until it closed to the public in 1987.
On July 2, 1992, by then-councillor Jim Watson and former councillor, Peter Hume, put forward the motion to invest in the building’s restoration and ultimately reopen it to the public.
Capital Current was on hand Saturday to mark the anniversary in pictures.