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

Tribute Book

History and background

Photos of the old school

Photos of the new school

Photos of the demolition

Photos of student art

Rhyming Verse





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



More photos coming soon.