Name: John Walmsley & John Leaning
Date: May 03, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 2.0 hr
Language: English
Start: NE corner of Bank & Clemow
End: Canal Ritz Restaurant
Area: Glebe
Distance: 2.0 km

The walk will follow city sidewalks and paved pathways.

Rideau Canal in the Glebe



Photo:  Patterson Creek near the canal

We will discuss the architectural history of the new Noffke Heritage District, the Sullivan Bridge and the public washrooms at Patterson Creek, as well as future development along the Driveway between Fourth and Fifth Avenues.  We will also seek out some secret spots of the neighbourhood, especially the east end of Third Avenue, which has been documented by John Leaning in his book about the Glebe as a hotbed of eccentricity over the years.


East along Clemow and Linden Terrace to the canal, then south along the Driveway to Fifth Ave.


John Leaning is a recognized authority on the history of the Glebe.  John Walmsley learned everything he knows from John Leaning.  Both are architects by training .  They both feel that the Glebe is a unique treasure among the neighbourhoods of Ontario.