One element of the Gréber plan to make Ottawa a modern capital city was the designation of ceremonial routes around Parliament Hill. The principal section would be from Rideau Hall to the East Block of Parliament. It was an invitation to create "heritage" buildings and perhaps monumental architecture. No matter that doing so might erase some of the original communities along the way, but it certainly made Ottawa tourist-worthy.
TOUR GUIDE: Rick Belliveau, a retired foreign service officer who worked for many years along the route.
Heritage Ottawa members: $5.00, Non-members, $10.00