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Central Experimental Farm


A rare example of a farm within a city, the Central Experimental Farm (CEF) was established in 1886 as an agricultural and scientific research centre and was recognized as a National Historic Site in 1998. The CEF is significant as a cultural landscape, for its scientific contributions to agricultural research, and as a symbol of the central role agriculture has played in shaping Canada.

On November 3, 2014, the federal government announced it would be transferring 60 acres of CEF land to The Ottawa Hospital for the development of a future hospital campus. CEF supporters are concerned that this will have a negative impact on the future integrity of this heritage treasure and set a precedent for future development on farm lands.

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Bank of Canada Building

234 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Located near Parliament Hill and cited as one of Canada's best 20th-century buildings, the Bank of Canada complex includes the 1979 Arthur Erickson-designed glass and copper addition that enfolds the original 1936 neoclassical stone bank. It includes an 80-metre-high public atrium and tropical garden.

The National Trust and Heritage Ottawa benefitted from the expertise of Phyllis Lambert of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, restoration architect Barry Padolsky, landscape architect Linda Dicaire and others in offering assistance to project leaders for the renovation of this important Ottawa landmark.

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