The use of architectural terra cotta in Ottawa between 1879 and 1923 is little known or appreciated. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries its use in Britain, the United States and Canada coincided with the Arts and Crafts movement and the popularity of ornamented architecture. As an ornamental material, its expressiveness and beauty excelled all others.
This booklet will guide you through walking tours of Ottawa's architectureal terra cotta gems in both the downtown core and Centretown, providing detailed information about each stop along the way along with photographs, illustrations and locator maps.
This booklet is also available in French.