Tree of Life

In Westboro at the corner of Churchill and Byron resides a tall yellow and orange tree shaped sculpture by Jennifer Stead. Prior to this sculpture being completed in 2015, Churchill Avenue underwent an extensive redevelopment to upgrade the water and sewer infrastructure, create separate bike lanes and upgrade sidewalks. This sculpture was commissioned as part … [Read more…]

Aylen-Heney House

The Aylen-Henry House is one of Ottawa’s oldest buildings residing at 150 Richmond Road in the Westboro area. Constructed of stone (the tin roof was added later on), this substantial homestay housed Irish labourers that worked for Peter Aylen. The property’s history and occupants are the subject of a variety of stories about the roughness … [Read more…]