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Confederation Building - Ottawa - Ontario - Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
N 45° 25.312 W 075° 42.128
18T E 445068 N 5030056
Quick Description: The column is northwest of the intersection of Bank Street and Wellington Street.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/11/2017 12:05:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMWJDP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member [somnambulist]
Views: 17

Long Description:
To many, this is considered to be the main intersection in Ottawa. It is appropriate that the National Capital Commission (NCC) has placed a column here. Since 2001, the National Capital Commission has designed and maintained dozens of similar columns along Confederation Boulevard. The NCC is an office within the federal government. Confederation Boulevard is a loop longer than seven kilometres which passes many sites of national significance. The city of Ottawa has created spaces for more commercial advertising on nearby utility poles. This takes some of the pressure off the NCC columns receiving unwanted advertisements.

Under glass, the NCC column usually contains three or more posters as advertisements. The largest poster explains Confederation Boulevard and sites nearby. This large poster will change each year with differing themes. In 2017, for example, Canada celebrates 150 years of confederation as a nation. The smaller posters are changed more frequently. In September 2017, the column was still advertising a special no-cost light show which was taking place on Parliament Hill every night. That show was scheduled to end 16 September 2017 and then the advertisement will be updated.

Advertisement: light show on Parliament Hill

Kind of advertisement: entertainment

Kind of column?:

simple column
advertisement covered behind glass

229 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON Canada
K1A 0H8

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