Friday, 28 March 2008

Ottawa Archives makes another step forward

Ontario Municipal Affairs Minister, Jim Watson, today, 28 March, announced the province of Ontario will provide $20 million of taxpayers money toward the construction of a 81,363 sq ft building housing the Ottawa Central Archives and Ottawa Public Library materials centre. The total costs of the building is projected as $38.63 million.

The archives will be home to several Archives partners including local genealogy groups. Minister Watson is seen greeting President of the Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives John Heney after the announcement.

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