Carleton surprised by Heritage Register listing

Carleton has been blindsided by the City of Ottawa’s announcement that Dunton Tower, Paterson Hall and the Architecture Building might be added to Ottawa’s Heritage Register at an upcoming council meeting. According to the City’s website, the register is part of the Ontario Heritage Act, which aims to identify buildings in Ontario which are of historical and cultural significance. The website says Ottawa holds approximately 3,500 designated heritage properties on the Act’s list. The tallest building on campus, Dunton Tower honours the memory of Carleton’s longest serving president, A. Davidson Dunton, who presided over the university from 1958 to 1972, Carleton’s website states. An Ottawa Citizen article says the tower was built around 1970 and is a “landmark building” for […]

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Carleton developing app to report leaky tunnels

The underground tunnels at Carleton have been leaking, mainly around the Unicentre, after heavy rain and snowmelt April 8. A large puddle formed around the tunnels connecting University Centre to the Architecture Building. Kevin Gallinger, assistant director of maintenance services at Carleton, said the structure of the tunnels is fairly strong, but there are times when water finds its way through the foundation. “The majority of places in the tunnels are sealed, but with time cracks do open up,” Gallinger said. “Where the tunnels go under the road, the traffic on the road causes more movement, which can lead to more leaks,” he said. “But it doesn’t affect the structural integrity of the tunnels.” Although he said the abundance of […]

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