Easy as 1-2-3: The simple absurdity of the site selection for the ‘Memorial to the Victims of Communism’

triad: noun tri·ad \ˈtrī-ˌad also -əd\ 1:  a union or group of three : trinity 2:  a chord of three tones consisting of a root with... Read More

UrbSanity: Monumental controversy – Challenging context for memorial

Markers of history and memorials to the tragedies of the past are part of how we imagine ourselves, both individually and... Read More

This day in history: The 98th anniversary of the Parliament Hill fire

Nearly a century ago today, on February 3rd, 1916, a Member of Parliament noticed smoke in the House of Commons Reading Room, located... Read More

“The Washington of the North”: How Ottawa became the Capital it is today, reflections on a lecture by Professor David Gordon

Last Thursday evening, listeners at the National Gallery were treated to a lecture on Ottawa’s urban history by Dr. David Gordon... Read More