Ottawa’s Frontier Modernism

Photograph: Hugh Robertson / Panda Associates Photography

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 19:00

Beginning as a settlement built on the forest frontier, Ottawa has largely been shaped by Modern ideas over the past two centuries. Since Confederation, it has had a complicated relationship with the rest of Canada and with its own self-identity as a city. Told through Ottawa’s buildings and landscapes this presentation examines Ottawa’s modern built heritage, recounting how Ottawa was often on the ‘frontier’ of modern architecture.


Andrew Waldron is the manager of the Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office, and the Canadian Registrar at Parks Canada.

Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 1E7