Landscape Architecture in Canada 1870 - 1920

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 19:00 to 20:00

The Creation of Canada's Iconic Public Open Spaces

This well illustrated talk explores the outstanding work carried out in the creation of Canada's public open spaces and institutions from about 1870-1920, when the vast majority of our key institutions (primarily governmental / educational / institutional) were established in a new nation. These special public places and institutions were designed by professionals, often landscape architects, and both buildings and landscapes were of very high quality.

The talk will also consider whether we are losing our way in this area today, with a "call to arms" to preserve important landscapes.


Ron Williams, Award-winning Landscape Architect, Author Landscape Architecture in Canada, and Professor at the Université de Montréal.

The Lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register. 


Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2