The Evolution of Laurier Avenue East since 1904 (In French)

L: Strathcona Park ca.1920s. R: Lady Zoé Laurier and friends ca.1907. Photos: Library and Archives Canada

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30

NEW TOUR — In this, the centennial year of Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s death, we examine how the avenue that bears his name has changed since 1904 when an American writer described his walk from Nicholas St. to Strathcona Park.  He wrote “I have never before seen, in any city, in any land, more people of prominence living in so small an area.”

GUIDE: François Bregha has lived in Sandy Hill for over 30 years.  With a passion for history, he has collected numerous anecdotes about the famous people who once lived in the neighbourhood, which can be seen online at

Heritage Ottawa Members: $5  /  Non-Members: $10  ( Payable by cash at start of the tour )

MEET: Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N8