Ottawa woke up this morning to the Château trending on Twitter. What now!? If somehow you haven’t heard, an expansion concept has been released, and to put it mildly, people are not super enthusiastic about it. This had us scampering to Library and Archives Canada to find some nice, old pictures of the Château from when it was shiny and new.
Believed to be the official opening ceremony, June 1, 1912. (Credit: William James Topley/Library and Archives Canada/PA-009252)
Taken from the east, from the Corry building, 1916. (Credit: Topley Studio Fonds / Library and Archives Canada / PA-011240)
The interior of the Grand Trunk Railway Station, where there was this beautiful tunnel entrance leading to the Château, 1916. (Credit: Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada / PA-011245)
With the first expansion wing, 1937. (Credit: Library and Archives Canada / PA-)