Exploring Ottawa

Harold Kalman and John Roaf, the collaborators for Exploring Vancouver, combined to produce Exploring Ottawa: An Architectural Guide to the Nation’s Capital, featuring ten tours for walking, skating, bicycling, or driving. The official guidebook of the Ottawa Society of Architects, it was published in 1983 by the University of Toronto Press. The book treats old and new buildings alike, and includes an excursion into the Gatineau hills. Exploring Ottawa has long been out of print, although it often appears in used-booksellers’ lists. Kalman, architectural historian Andrew Waldron, and architectural photographer and historian Peter Coffman have begun work on a new edition of Exploring Ottawa, which will be published in 2016. It has received financial support from the City of Ottawa and the Canada Council for the Arts.