Lowertown East

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 14:00

Lowertown East, bounded by Rideau Street, King Edward Avenue and the Rideau River, has been home to many important religious, residential and civic buildings. Despite a controversial 1970s urban redevelopment, it is a walkable neighbourhood with a strong multicultural history. The tour will focus on the area's built heritage and the stories surrounding three key parks - Anglesea Square, the oldest square in Ottawa, Macdonald Gardens, designed on the site of a cemetery, and Bordeleau Park, reclaimed from the river.

TOUR GUIDE: Nancy Miller Chenier, co-chair of the Lowertown Community Association Heritage Committee and longtime resident of Lowertown East.

Heritage Ottawa members: $5.00, Non-members, $10.00

Meet: École Secondaire de La Salle, 501 Old St. Patrick Street ( #1 Bus Route )
Ottawa, ON