The splendid fusion of historic and new architecture exhibited by the newly renovated Sir John A. MacDonald Building and the Wellington Building will be among the more than 120 sites of interest throwing open their doors to the public for free during Doors Open Ottawa on June 4 and 5.
The Sir John A. Macdonald Building, the ornate former Bank of Montreal building fronting onto Wellington Street, is now owned by the federal government and is used for government functions, while the Wellington Building will be used as parliamentary office space. Each building will be among the many culturally, historically, functionally and architecturally significant buildings participating in this annual celebration of Ottawa’s impressive and diverse architectural past and present.
The full list of participating facilities is available online at ottawa.ca. Make sure to keep checking for continuous updates to building information and participation times. Although this is a free event, some sites require pre-registration so make sure to check ottawa.ca for information.
For the fourth year in a row there will be an accessible shuttle bus that will transport participants along a seven-stop route between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. This shuttle bus is a free service is sponsored by the Ottawa Citizen. More than 50 facilities are conveniently located within a one-kilometre walking distance of the special Doors Open Ottawa bus stops around the downtown core. The full shuttle bus schedule is available on ottawa.ca.