Ottawa City hall
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Alejandro B
Ottawa, Canada914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
While most people think of municipal services when discussing City Hall, what I like best when coming here are the cool sculptures, memorials, and other works of art that one can find around the building. Though some people may find this description a bit strange, for me, City Hall is like an open air museum that you can visit for free.
Written 25 October 2022
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futtock21
London, UK16,462 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Not just a place where locals pay their taxes or a Bank Holiday venue for a ribfest, Ottawa City Hall Is also home to a number of art galleries. Right next to the Karsh Masson currently exhibiting a quartet of artists under the implausible umbrella of a fractured utopia, is the City Hall Gallery. Its current offering is the literally more substantial sculptures and paintings of Doug Dumais and Simon Petepice in an exhibition of Intangible Materials. No petite pieces these but robust pieces in silver evoking church windows; solid stone chairs; chunky artefacts.
Written 5 August 2022
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Kevin D
Peterborough, Canada195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Enjoyed the use of the facility - two days of meetings. The exterior was animated with crowds, an outdoor skating rink, food services and more. The main lobby was vibrant- busy and open to the public..art galleries, displays and more. Well done
Written 1 March 2020
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futtock21
London, UK16,462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This is one of two buildings housing the government for the Ottawa-Carleton region, a huge modern concrete Édifice designed by a Japanese architect Raymond Moriyama and which opened in 1990 on the site of the former parade ground for the adjoining drill hall. The other building is a nineteenth century edifice on Elgin Street opposite. This modern building not only houses the Council Chamber but also a large number of offices and public services, but also no fewer than three exhibition spaces, one showing a sculpture of a hill for bees; the second Canadian history in postcards. The atrium is home to some native people’s sculptures; the plaza outside is used for music festivals but this holiday weekend a festival celebrating the eating of ribs.

Written 2 August 2019
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jazmania1
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Great location for taking your kids (or Yourself) around for playing Pokemon GO. Easy to walk around and admire the art.
Written 22 March 2019
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Zachary D
36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Business
When you travel I highly suggest always making time to visit your nearest City Hall or Council Chambers - always a hub of local history, artefacts - and always a good map!

At the City Hall for Ottawa - Canada's Capital! You will be treated to many awesome viewings, whether it be the art gallery, a 1,600 square foot space that is always home to great work through the City of Ottawa Public Art Program. Sport your thing? -- the Ottawa Sports Hall of fame is home to great nostalgia of the City.

BUT, the real treat is the piano in the lobby. An open piano for visitors to stop and... receiving the KEYS to the City. Grab a coffee or tea, make your way over and take a seat as you watch the people go by, play? Please leave a tune out there for others - - If you are lucky you will also see a few weddings too!

Take the time, might not strike you as your typical tourist destination, but a great place to get a sense of all that makes up Ottawa!
Written 21 March 2019
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jessibean
Canada130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
There is stuff to do at Ottawa City Hall! In the winter there is a skating rink, and a Beavertail stand, and inside are (small) exhibits, and a piano. Best of all, it is open for some heat or cooling depending on the season.
Written 10 February 2019
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SinceWed
Ottawa, Canada114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Nothing special but the neighborhood is all very interesting to see. The city hall, The Court, all as we walk to the Parliament. Good walk.
Written 14 August 2018
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Mark
Goiania, GO585 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We crossed with Ottawa City Hall in our way to the Parliament. We just took a look as we passed through. Not special, but worth seeing on the way.
Written 16 July 2018
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Richard K
Edmonton, Canada295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
We went over to see the ice rink and they had hockey games going on it was interesting to see also it was cold out so we bought Beaver tails at booth outside and went in to warm up with a great treat. They have displays throughout City Hall explaining about Ottawa well worth the stop also lots to see in this area across the street ice sculptures were great to see.
Written 10 November 2017
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