Modernism for the Masses

Image: Trend Home Model D-10 by Assaly and Johannsen

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

During the mid-20th century, Ottawa homebuilders introduced modern design to tract housing.

Some embraced the modern ethos wholeheartedly, while others sprinkled touches of it throughout their developments.  These houses made modern architecture accessible and in many ways, made it a part of mainstream culture in the city.


Saul Svirplys is an architectural historian and suburban geographer specializing in Canadian and American housing design.  He has a personal collection of well over 20,000 historic residential floor plans and new homebuilding ephemera.  Continuing his passion for housing, Saul also works as a Broker of Record in the real estate industry and blogs at .


This presentation is free, but is offered to Heritage Ottawa members only.  Memberships will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance here on our website.

There is no need to pre-register for the event.

We invite you to join us for refreshments beginning at 6:30 pm.


Orange Art Gallery
290 City Centre Drive
Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7