Monuments, Plaques & Sculptures



Lord Stanley’s Gift

Design:  Linda Covit (artist),

Bao-Chau Nguyen (landscape architect) & NORR (architects)


The Making of a monument: Lord Stanley’s Gift (2017) Duration:  16 mins Director: Koa Padolsky

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Lord Stanley - The Making of the Monument

Lord Stanley’s Gift, directed by Ottawa filmmaker Koa Padolsky, tracks the making of the monument, from its inception and the public art competition, to the behind-the-scenes manufacturing of Linda Covit’s design and celebrated unveiling. The film captures a moment in Canadian history and the genuine affection the public hold for this national emblem.  Featuring NHL alumni and players, former Governor General David Johnston, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a tireless design team, hockey parents and young players with dreams, this film has something for everyone.

East and West Memorial Buildings

Architects: Messieurs Allward and Gouinlock

Year of completion: 1962 

Location: 284 & 344 Wellington Street


National War Memorial

The National War Memorial, also known as “The Response,” is a cenotaph symbolizing the sacrifice of all Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have served Canada in time of war in the cause of peace and freedom-past, present and future. The memorial is the site of the national Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11th.