A New Monument for Ottawa

Dr. David Dean reports on a new monument for the Ottawa landscape:

With all the controversy surrounding the Monument to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa, another significant addition to Ottawa’s commemorative landscape has been over-looked: the Canadian Building Trades Monument.

Planned for a prominent site in Major’s Hill Park, this tribute to building and construction workers will be one of the first to commemorate work and workers in Canada. Sponsored by the Canada’s Building Trades Unions, the winning design is to be announced shortly.

I attended the public viewing of the finalist’s proposals on December 10, 2015 at the Bytown Museum. Each of the four finalists had their strengths, but I definitely had my favourites.

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