The ByWard Market and its Author’s Market regularly welcome regional authors from all horizons and different languages in order to promote their books. This initiative offers local residents and visitors a unique opportunity to meet local authors, discuss their work, receive an autograph or obtain a copy of their book.
Alex Colville offers a fresh perspective on the work of one of Canada’s most celebrated artists. A creative thinker, deeply engaged with both his local surroundings and the broader world, Colville’s painting developed in dialogue with film and literature, philosophy, law and history.
Sunday Stories in the ByWard Market, every Sunday between August 23 and September 13. Free fun for the whole family! Children's stories, wagon rides, and a Time Travel Trail guided tour by Haunted Walk!
His delicate but intense platinum and photogravure prints represent the conjunction of at least two streams of philosophical inquiry dear to the Victorians: the conundrum of natural laws and their relevance to and manifestation in the physical world and the connections between the various branches of scientific and artistic expression.
Through fanciful compositions and bright hues, the artist illustrates the pastoral idylls of the goatherd Daphnis and the shepherdess Chloé on the island of Lesbos as recounted in a semi-erotic second-century Greek tale.
The Sussex Courtyards are a sequence of five inner courtyards located behind Sussex Drive, in the ByWard Market area of Ottawa. They are popular during the warmer seasons and represent an oasis of peace and shade for visitors and locals, as well as providing seating areas, cafe terraces, and boutiques.