Jane’s Walks in the ByWard Market
Jane’s Walks are a popular concept for locals who love their neighbourhoods, and for those who want to learn more. Several are visiting the ByWard Market! See the list below for walks you can join:
Heritage Minutes-the 60-second Canadian history vignettes that have been shown on Canadian television since the 1990s-provide glimpses into history that may not have been taught in school. Using the minutes as a focal point, this walk will delve a bit deeper into some of the locations in downtown Ottawa where history either took place or has been commemorated in bronze.
Starting from the top of the steps between Sussex and Mackenzie, south of the American embassy and on the west side of Sussex from York Street. We will cross Mackenzie into Major’s Hill Park, and then retrace our steps back to the staircase and down to Sussex Drive.
Come for a walk around Ottawa’s iconic grand hotel. We will consider the building structure, architectural style and architects from the original design proposals and 1912 building by the Grand Trunk Railway, the 1927 expansion by Canadian National Railways, other changes over the last fifty years, and the current proposals to replace the 1960s-era parking garage with a hotel addition facing Major’s Hill Park and the Ottawa River.
Start Date:May 5, 2018 12:00 am
End Date:May 6, 2018 2:00 pm
ByWard Market, various locations