Tomorrow, June 3rd, we will be participating in Doors Open Ottawa 2023 at Bayview Yards from 10am to 4pm

Doors Open Ottawa is an annual event which allows residents and visitors an opportunity to celebrate Ottawa’s architectural history by accessing places that may otherwise be off-limits to the general public. This year it will take place June 3rd and 4th. 

This year, Invest Ottawa is hosting several local businesses at Bayview Yards during the event! Come by our table, say hello and pickup a free button and print! 

Date: June 3rd, 2023
Hours: 10am to 4pm
Address: 7 Bayview Stn. Road, Ottawa, Ontario

See all participating buildings and sites!


What is Doors Open Ottawa?

The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage. During the first full weekend in June, Doors Open Ottawa will be celebrating its 21st anniversary, and we cordially invite residents and visitors alike to join us as we re-open the doors to some of the city’s most beautiful buildings. More on Doors Open Ottawa 2023

Click the image to see the free shuttle route or click here to access the interactive shuttle map!


About Bayview Yards

Bayview Yards is Ottawa’s one-stop business acceleration shop bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, investors, and community members. 

Constructed from 1941 to 1947 for the City of Ottawa, City Works Building #4 was established as part of a broader building complex on Bayview Road. During this era, this municipal works building housed key operational and storage capabilities for the City, including machinery storage and repair shops, stables, offices and stock rooms. Although City Works yards featured many buildings during this period, most of these facilities have been demolished.

City Works Building #4 is a reinforced concrete construction building with brick panels that embodies modern industrial style architecture. Popular in Canada from the 1940s to the 1970s, this architecture is characterized by modular square or rectangular forms, plain unadorned surfaces, and large windows that sit within reinforced concrete or a steel frame. The former City Works Building exemplifies this style with masonry panels, flat roof and large windows.

This building is comprised of a one-storey central pavilion with flanking two-storey wings. The east wing of the facility is clad in red brick with large multi-pane, single glazed windows in steel frames. The east elevation of the building is defined by four large service bays with hinged wooden tongue and groove doors. The south and east elevations feature loading docks adorned with wooden garage doors that feature rows of windows. The south elevation also dons the landmark name ‘City of Ottawa Workshops’ on the concrete band that runs along the top of the building.

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