Lowertown East

Photo of Macdonald Gardens by Susan Ross

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 14:00 to 15:30

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 remains a walkable neighbourhood with a strong multicultural history. This 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.

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

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

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