Friday, 8 October 2010

Ottawa City Archives Closure - advance notice

The Ottawa City Archives is scheduled to vacate its current premises at the old Ottawa City Hall on Green Island by the end of December 2010.

According to City Archivist Paul Henry construction of the new Archives building is on schedule for the move to occur. He anticipates operations will close at the present site on 10 December. The new facility will be open to the public about ten weeks later, all being well.

Compared to moves of other archives this seems ambitious, but I`m prepared to be pleasantly surprised. It would be wise to take advantage of the existing facility, including the partner genealogical and historical libraries, now and plan your schedule to allow for the Archives facility not being available before the end of February.

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