Monuments for Peace

by carl on July 6, 2015

After so many new war memorials and monuments announced by the Canadian Government in 2015, I thought it was time to commemorate the monuments for peace. This is Part I – Monuments in Ottawa. Stay tuned for Part II.

Canadian Tribute to Human Rights [AKA: Human Rights Monument] (Ottawa: Melvin Charney, 1989)
Location: NE corner Elgin St. and Lisgar St. DOWNTOWN

Never Again War, Monument to Peace and Remembrance (Gatineau: Denis Massie, 1992)
Location: St-Joseph Blvd. and Alexander-Tache Blvd, Gatineau

Reflection: Monument to Canadian Aid Workers (Ottawa: John Greer, 2001)
Location: Rideau Falls Park (off the northwest side of Sussex Drive in front of the Old City Hall)

Reconciliation: The Peacekeeping Monument (Ottawa: Jack K. Harman, 1992)
Location: SW of Sussex Drive and St. Patrick Street DOWNTOWN

Monument to Fallen Diplomats (Ottawa: A gift from the Republic of Turkey. Azimet Karaman, sculptor; Levent Timurhan, architect; Reha Benderlioğlu, architect-sculptor; and Necmettin Yağcı, sculptor, unidentified year between 1982 and 2014)
Location: Island Park Drive and Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway

Anishnabe Scout (Ottawa: Hamilton, MCarthy, 1918)
Location: Major’s Hill Park, north of the Chateau Laurier, NW of MacKenzie Ave. and Rideau St. DOWNTOWN

Women Are Persons! Famous Five (Ottawa: Barbara Paterson, 2000)
Location: Parliament Hill, betweem the East Block and the Centre Block DOWNTOWN

Oscar Peterson statue (Ottawa: Ruth Abernathy, 2010 – NOTE: You can listen to his “Hymn to Freedom” which plays continuously in front of his statue)
Location: NE corner Elgin and Albert – at the SE corner of the National Arts Centre DOWNTOWN

Women’s Monument Against Violence (Ottawa: C. J. Fleury, 1992)
Location: Minto Park, east of Elgin, south of Gilmour DOWNTOWN

Terry Fox Statue (Ottawa: John Hooper, 1983)
Location: Wellington Street and Metcalfe (Ottawa: John Hooper, 1983) DOWNTOWN

Marion Dewar Plaza (Ottawa)
Location: 110 Laurier Ave, in front of Ottawa City Hall DOWNTOWN

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