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Rockcliffe Park accorded rare distinction by the Government of Canada

Rockcliffe Park a National Historic Site

May 28, 2024:

Today the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, with responsibility for the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, declared that the historic district of Rockcliffe Park in Ottawa has been designated a national historic site. This is a singular distinction and a first for the city.

The announcement follows an application for this designation by the Rockcliffe Park Residents Association in 2021. The submission was endorsed by Ottawa City Council. While there are over 1000 national historic sites across Canada (including the Parliament Buildings, Chateau Laurier, National Arts Centre, Rideau Canal, and Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa), only 33 of these are historic districts of national significance, and just three are in Ontario.

NHS press release final RPRA

Application for Designation to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board from the Village of Rockcliffe Park, July 2021


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