About

Hi.

My name is Michael and I began this blog in order to share and showcase some of the things that I truly enjoy about Ottawa’s architecture, places and art.

I have wanted to do a blog on Ottawa architecture for several years, but could never find the time, I’m sure some of you can relate to this sentiment.  As the years pass I have noticed that some of Ottawa’s old charm is disappearing with time through neglect, re-development or just a need for change.  I’m not saying this is necessarily a bad thing, as often change is good, but I have found that I am more interested in our city’s beginnings and thought this might be a good way to keep track of some of the things I like about Ottawa through pictures, writing and links to additional information.

The other biggest reason why I decided to do this blog is to inform.  I think there are lots of interesting places, artwork and architecture that the average Ottawa resident may never come across unless they are looking for it or accidentally stumble across it.  The majority of us live busy lives, are responsible for the needs of others or simply don’t have the time to truly explore our city.  My hope is that I can pass on some of the interesting and exciting things that I learn about Ottawa as I explore so that locals, travellers and foreigners can benefit from the experience.  I am also hopeful, that readers, especially those in the know or those that were around when some of these sites were built will comment on the posts so that we can all benefit from their knowledge.

Hope you enjoy,

Michael

michael@ottawaexplorer.ca