Macdonald Gardens Park in Sandy Hill
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893

New December 12, 2005:

Macdonald Gardens Park in Sandy Hill, north of Rideau Street, is being upgraded
by local volunteers in conjunction with the City of Ottawa. 

In the early days of Bytown, this park was used as a cemetery by the Anglican, 
Roman Catholic, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Methodist churches. Mary Anne has provided 
details on our Early Cemeteries of Bytown page.
... Al

Here is part of Mary Anne's e-mail:

The City of Ottawa is proposing badly-needed renovations to the roof of the 
stone summer house, and we are trying to raise money so that the roofing 
material can be the original tiles; as well, the original weather vane, which 
still exists, will be restored.  

We need to raise about $17,000 for this project, on the premise that we 
will be able to get matching funding through a city grant program. Please feel 
free to come and visit Macdonald Gardens, bounded by Charlotte, Tormey, 
Heney, Wurtemburg and Cobourg Streets.

Mary Anne
Photo Credit: Library and Archives Canada
Summer House, Macdonald Park

E-mail Allan Lewis

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