PMR news October 2021

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Sandy Hill is a residential community in Ottawa significant for its architecture and history, and for the impact that many of its past residents have had on Canada. In 2015, a group of Sandy Hill residents saw an opportunity to bring the community’s public spaces to life and create Canada’s first street museum under the banner of Prime Ministers’ Row (PMR).

Now a federally incorporated charitable organization governed by an active Board of multi-disciplinary professionals, we continue to work towards the vision of an inclusive outdoor cultural destination to foster public engagement, encourage discovery and inspire robust dialogue around Canada’s history, governance, and prime ministerial legacies, both good and bad.

Thanks to funding from the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism and TD Bank, we have worked with GSM Project and Tiree Management Consultants on the planning process for PMR and are now ready to share our vision for the museum with the public through a series of community engagement activities.

The first of these activities will be two facilitated community conversations co-hosted with Action Sandy Hill (ASH). The project’s mission, vision and values will be discussed followed by breakout sessions where participants will explore such issues as balancing Sandy Hill’s architectural heritage with the street museum concept, as well as the challenges of creating dialogue around the legacies of Canada’s prime ministers. We invite you to participate in one of these sessions and share your thoughts and ideas.

Community Conversation #1 – In-person

* Working Title — Outdoor covered patio  (The event will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.)

* 330 Laurier Avenue East

* October 17th, 2:00 – 5:00pm

* Limited capacity of 50

* Protocols

All Provincial Covid-19 protocols will be strictly enforced.

As of September 22, the Ontario Government requires individuals to be fully vaccinated and provide their paper or digital proof of vaccination status, along with photo ID, to attend performances, meetings, events and access restaurants.

Community Conversation #2 – Virtual

* Via Zoom (link provided with registration)

* October 27th, 6:30 – 9:30pm

* Limited capacity of 50

Both conversations will be led by bilingual moderators.

“Click here” ( to register

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you feel might be interested in joining the conversation. If you are unable to participate, we will also be distributing an online survey in November. Full details coming soon to, Facebook and Twitter.

With sincere thanks to ASH, Working Title, our funders, and supporters.

The PMR Board of Directors