Carleton University started small, opening its doors in 1942 as Ontario’s first private, non-denominational college. A decade later the college became a university and moved to its current location, nestled along the Rideau River. Now a jumble of architectural styles, the Carleton campus remains home to buildings that were both modern and egalitarian at the time of construction – an alternative to the predominantly gothic architecture of other university campuses at the time. This tour will explore the history of the buildings and campus development between 1959 and 1972, and will discuss how the buildings of this era fit in with how the campus has expanded to-date.
GUIDE: Hilary Duff is a former journalism student and campus tour guide at Carleton University whose window looks out onto the original Carleton College building.
Heritage Ottawa Members: $5 / Non-Members: $10