12 Points in a Classical Balance

Described as a “sine curve” or a line whose end joins the beginning to form a loop, this modernist sculpture was created in 1982.  Made from Western Red Cedar and weighing 3,175 kilograms this sculpture formerly sat in the Garden of the Provinces and Territories, across from the Library and Archives Canada Building.  It has … [Read more…]

Clegg-Feller Building

This building is situated in a prominent location at the corner of Rideau and Dalhousie Streets.  If you’ve ever taken the bus along Rideau Street or visited the Byward market, it’s more than likely that you’ve seen this building several times.  You may have also wondered why it’s still there, until you see the heritage … [Read more…]

Graham Fire Station No. 10

Driving along Sunnyside Avenue in Old Ottawa South, one could easily miss this beautiful gabled and buttressed structure nestled on the corner of Fairbairn Street across from Saint Margaret Mary Parish.  This stucco, brick and stone bungalow once had a red tiled roof and depending on which resource you consult, has been described as either … [Read more…]

Dancing Bear

Walking in the heart of the Byward Market you might come upon this whimsical Dancing Bear sculpture.The Dancing Bear is hidden in the Jeanne D’arc Court and accessible through three walkways, two off York Street and one off Clarence Street.  It’s nestled at the centre of a quiet courtyard surrounded by several heritage buildings and newer … [Read more…]