Centennial buildings as National symbols 50 Years Later
A Journey into Canada-150
They are perhaps the most visible and enduring legacy of Canada's 100th birthday. And, they are receiving renewed attention as Canada now celebrates its 150th anniversary.
They are Canada's centennial buildings and monuments.
there are roughly 900 so-called centennial buildings still standing that were constructed in each province and territory during the 1960s to celebrate Canada's 100th birthday.
Ripley is a Ryerson University architecture professor who co-wrote Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On, a companion book to an exhibit on centennial projects that opened at Charlottetown's Confederation Centre of the Arts in 2014, and also ran last year at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.