Ottawa Art Gallery opens

What a difference two and a half years can make!

Photo Betsy Mann
Photo Betsy Mann

In October 2015, Councillor Mathieu Fleury stood in front of a gaping hole beside Arts Court for the launch of construction of the new building which would eventually house the new Ottawa Art Gallery, along with a hotel and condo complex. On May 5 of this year, he was explaining to his group of Jane’s Walk participants that the brass and marble staircase, which leads up to the rooms where the recently opened gallery now houses its prized Firestone Collection, used to be in the Firestone family’s residence.

—Betsy Mann