The list is longer than ever for Doors Open Ottawa in 2017. With more than 150 buildings – including 40 new locations – Ottawa residents also have a rare opportunity for a sneak peek.

This year’s list of buildings will be revealed during a public panel discussion about the future of architecture in Canada, featuring:

  • Moderator: Alan Neal, CBC Radio, All in a Day
  • Barry Hobin, Hobin Architecture
  • Elsa Lam, Editor of Canadian Architect magazine
  • Donald Schmitt, Principal Architect for the National Arts Centre Rejuvenation Project, Diamond Schmitt Architects.

 Date: Tuesday, May 9
Time:  5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Opening reception – 5:30 p.m.
  • Doors Open Ottawa launch and panel discussion – 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Place: NAC Studio, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street

Tickets to this event are free, but availability is limited. RSVP by Friday, May 5 to or 613-580-9674.

A full list of participating buildings will be posted on the City’s website on May 10, at