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Ottawa : Home of Canada's Parliament

Accession number: 
Production Years: 
1919 to 1920


Film Properties: 
Length (feet): 
153 (16mm); 375 (28mm); 508 (35mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, 28mm, 35mm, VHS.
"This film shows some scenes of Ottawa's streets and buildings. The new, but still incomplete, Parliament Building is shown, as is the Chateau Laurier; the locks of the Rideau Canal are shown with the Interprovincial Bridge in the distance; from the roof of the Central Station, Sparks Street and the Federal Parliament Buildings are seen; the roof of the Post Office offers a view of Rideau Street in the direction of Lowertown. From Major's Hill Park, the Parliament Buildings are seen from another angle; also in the park are two women playing with an old cannon, and one flirting with a statue at the Champlain Monument. A last look at the new Parliament Building, from Wellington Street, shows the edifice nearly complete, with the exception of the Peace Tower. "

Note from Library and Archives Canada: "Canadian National Pictorial was a newsreel produced from 1919 to 1921 by the private company Pathéscope of Canada Ltd. The Canadian government funded the newsreel."