Monday, September 18, 2017

Lieutenant Colonel John By Fountain

The Lieutenant Colonel John By fountain provides the central feature and focal point to Confederation Park in Ottawa. Confederation Park occupies the location surrounded by Slater Street and the Mackenzie King Bridge, Elgin Street, Laurier Avenue West and the Rideau Canal.




THIS FOUNTAIN HONOURS THE MEMORY OF

LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN BY

ROYAL ENGINEERS
BUILDER OF THE RIDEAU CANAL 1826-1832
AND FOUNDER OF BYTOWN
RENAMED OTTAWA IN 1855.

DESIGNED BY SIR CHARLES BARRY R.A.,
ARCHITECT OF THE BRITISH
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT,
THIS FOUNTAIN PLAYED
IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE
LONDON FROM 1843 TO 1948.


CETTE FONTAINE
A ÉTÉ ÉRIGÉE EN SOUVENIR DU

LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN BY

DU GÉNIE ROYAL,
CONSTRUCTEUR DU CANAL RIDEAU 1826-1832
ET FONDATEUR DE LA VILLE DE BYTOWN
QUI REÇUT LE NOM D'OTTAWA EN 1855.

DESINÉE PAR SIR CHARLES BARRY (R.A.),
QUI ÉDIFIA LES CHAMBRES
DU PARLEMENT BRITANNIQUE,
CETTE FONTAINE JAILLSAIT
À TRAFALGAR SQUARE
À LONDRES DE 1843 À 1948.


CETTE FONTAINE FUT OFFERTE À
LA GALERIE NATIONALE DU CANADA PAR LE
"NATIONAL ARE COLLECTIONS FUND" DE GRANDE BRETAGNE

INAUGURÉE
L 5 OCTOBRE 1955

SOUS L'ÉGIDE DE
L'INSTITUT CANADIEN DES INGÉNIEURS
AVEC LA PARTICIPATION DE
LA COMMISSION DU DISTRICT FÉDÉRAL
LA COMMISSION DE LIEUX ET MONUMENTS HISTORIQUES DU CANADA
LA GALERIE NATINALE
ET LA VILLE D'OTTAWA

CETTE FONTAINE A ÉTÉ RECONSTRUITE
LE 23 MAI 1975
PAR
LA COMMISSION DE LA CAPITALE NATIONALE
LA VILLE D'OTTAWA
ET LES INGÉNIEURS DA'OTTAWA


THIS FOUNTAIN
GIVEN TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA BY
THE NATIONAL ART COLLECTIONS FUND OF ENGLAND

DEDICATED ON THIS SITE
OCTOBER 5, 1955

SPONSORED BY
THE ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF CANADA
WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF
THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COMMISSION
THE HISTORIC SITES AND MONUMENTS BOARD
THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA
THE CITY OF OTTAWA

RE-ERECTED AND RE-DEDICATED AT THIS LOCATION
MAY 23, 1975
BY
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL COMMISSION
THE CITY OF OTTAWA
THE ENGINEERS OF OTTAWA





Thursday, September 14, 2017

Victims and Survivors of Impaired Driving Fountain

A fountain, dedicated to the victims and survivors of impaired driving, occupies a place in the northwest corner of Marion Dewar Plaza on the south side of Laurier Avenue West, north of Ottawa City Hall.




Dedicated to victims and survivors
of impaired driving

Dédié aux victimes et aux survivants
de la conduite avec facultés affaiblies


madd
Ottawa





Monday, September 11, 2017

Ottawa 2017 Commemorative Cauldron

The Ottawa 2017 Commemorative Cauldron occupies a place on the northwest corner of the Ottawa City Hall grounds just south of Laurier Avenue.






Ottawa 2017 Commemorative
Cauldron marking Canada's
150th Anniversary of Confederation

Vasque commémorative d'Ottawa 2017
pour souligner le 150e anniversaire de
la Confédération du Canada





Thursday, September 07, 2017

Cartier Square Drill Hall

The building most popularly known as The Cartier Square Drill Hall, or just the Drill Hall, is also known as the Cartier Square Armoury. It occupies a place, in Ottawa, east of Ottawa City Hall on the west side of Queen Elizabeth Drive, south of where Laurier Avenue passes over the driveway.

National Defence
Cartier Square Armoury

Défense nationale
Manège militaire Place Cartier



Thomas Seaton Scott, first Chief Architect of the Dominion of Canada, designed the armoury to house elements of the 43rd “Ottawa and Carleton” Battalion of Rifles, which was later renamed The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, and The Governor General’s Foot Guards.

The stained glass window depicts Canada's escutcheon, part
of the Nation's coat of arms. On the outside this appears in
reverse and lacks the spectacular colouring seen from inside.





The vehicle in front of the Drill Hall is a Universal Carrier Mk I, serial number that was renovated by the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Foundation. The Universal Carrier, popularly referred to as a Bren Gun Carrier, due to the main armament of its earliest versions, is a small, lightly armoured, open-topped, fully-tracked vehicle used by the Canadian Army primarily in the Second World War. Design of the vehicle started in the 1920s envisioned as tractors for towing field guns and as mobile mounts for machine guns. Canada manufactured the various marks of this vehicle during the war, ultimately producing 28,992 of them.




Badge for the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa to the right of the hall's main door.

Badge for the Governor General's Foot Guards to the left of the hall's main door.



The Government of Canada recognized the Cartier Square Drill Hall, built in 1879, as a Federal Heritage Building on April 23, 1985.

















The statue commemorates William. B. Osgoode and John Rogers.
It is covered in another post in this blog site.