Category: History

Bahá’ís celebrate 200th anniversary

by Stephen Thirlwall The year 2017 is an important one for all Canadians, being the year of Canada’s 150th anniversary. For the Bahá’ís of Ottawa and the worldwide Bahá’í community, it is also a special bicentennial celebration of the birth…

The Skyline: Elgin’s history

by Robert Smythe The opening of the nearby Victoria Memorial Museum and its surrounding park attracted the first wave of apartment houses to the south end of Elgin Street. This type of building had become newly respectable to the professional…

Skyline: The quest for public space

by Robert Smythe Centretown is a neighbourhood bereft of well-designed public spaces with great places to sit. Each new development has presented an opportunity to create new pocket parks, but the record is spotty. Is it possible to construct new…