Broadview Public School
Most of Broadview Public School in Ottawa's Westboro neighbourhood was demolished in early 2017. A new school was constructed during the 2015-2106 academic year and opened its doors to students in September 2016. This collection of photos chronicles the demolition of the school. The very first building on the site was built in 1916 but burned down in 1926. The oldest existing part of the school, constructed in 1927, was designated by the city as a heritage property in 2015 and left standing, with the expectation that it will be used for some future community or school purpose.
1916 Broadway Public School
1926 First building destroyed by fire
1927 Collegiate Gothic school built
1941 Name changed to Broadview
1946-1975 Additions to school
2015-2016 New school built
2017 Old school additions demolished
History and background
Photos of the old school
Photos of the new school
Photos of the demolition
Photos of student art
A heartfelt reflection of Broadview Public School, and its surrounding community of Westboro, presented in a poetic, visual format that is a page-turner. Mr. Kaprielian’s book is a great keepsake for any community member who shares a history (spanning a century) with the school both old and new.
Michelle Groulx,Executive Director
Westboro Village Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Albert Kaprielian has contributed a documentary history of Broadview Public School that will become a must-read, must-have for residents of Ottawa’s near-west neighbourhoods. Compelling photography and recollections bring alive the demolition process, connecting it to the community’s past and future.
Jeff Leiper, City of Ottawa Councillor
Kitchissippi Ward 15
School histories are often published, but Albert ‘s book is probably the most visually appealing that I have ever seen.
Ron Corbett, Ottawa Press and Publishing