"Library and Archives Canada (1967)" Ottawa Favorite Tip by yooperprof

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by yooperprof

Favorite thing: The National Library and Archives of Canada are housed in this large impressive structure at the western end of Parliament Hill.

The architect was Alvan Sherlock Mathers. He actually created the design in the early 1950s, but the funding for the project took a while to come through, so the building wasn't completed under 1967.

On the ground floor there is exhibit space for temporary displays. I saw an interesting exhibit about the Treaty of Paris of 1783 - the treaty that ended the War of the American Rebellion and which helped established the boundaries of British North America.

385 Wellington Avenue

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  • Written Jul 8, 2008
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