From Triplex to Tower: Building Ottawa's Apartments 1945-1975

Juliana Apartments at 100 Bronson Avenue in 1963 / Photo: City of Ottawa Archives CAO24401

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 19:00 to 20:00

Between the post-World War II housing crisis and the dawn of the condo era, Ottawa witnessed successive waves of apartment building construction - good, bad, and indifferent.

This illustrated talk looks at dozens of examples and at the private-sector developers, architects and public officials who delivered both mass-produced towers and some exceptional landmark buildings.


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


Robert Smythe is the author of Urbsite, a popular blog chronicling observations on Ottawa's architecture, urban design and history. He is a contributor to Heritage Ottawa's forthcoming book about Ottawa's Historic Apartment Buildings.


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