In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, I would like to invite residents to peruse a Civil Engineering Exhibition that will be hosted at City Hall in partnership with the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), the University of Ottawa and the University of New Brunswick.
Now until July 15th, the exhibit will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary by showcasing instrumental infrastructure from across the country in a series of posters, videos and displays, including some of Ottawa’s preeminent civil engineering projects:
- The Vimy Memorial Bridge
- The Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST)
- The Confederation Line
- Stage 2 Light Rail Transit
City Archives are also providing stories and pictures on:
- The construction of the Queensway across Ottawa
- The Wellington Viaduct
- Old City Hall (at Green Island – Rideau Falls)
- The Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre (ROPEC)
- A report done by Thomas C. Keefer – Water Supply for the City of Ottawa 1869, and some calculation and surveying instruments used at the beginning of 20th century and in 1960s for the construction of the Queensway
I encourage all residents interested in Ottawa’s rich history to visit the exhibition and I hope you enjoy the showcase. This is a great opportunity to highlight the innovative work we have done to build the vital infrastructure of Ottawa, while
exploring the important contributions of civil engineers to building our country and our city.
For more information, please visit https://cscehistory.ca/building-canada/