PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects (ORSA) and Doors Open Ottawa have joined forces to create a ‘Scavenger Hunt’ for information. Whether you’re participating in person or from the comforts of home, we invite you to join in on the fun!
Submit a digital Doors Open Ottawa Scavenger Hunt entry during this year’s event and you could win 1 of 50 gift cards from local Ottawa area businesses! The form will be available to the public on June 3.
Put your research skills and architectural knowledge to the test to see if you can correctly answer at least 8 of 16 questions that feature a Doors Open Ottawa 2022 hybrid building participant!
As a condition of participating in the Doors Open Ottawa 2022 Scavenger Hunt Contest (the “Contest”), entrants agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules (the “Contest Rules”).
Doors Open Ottawa 2022 Scavenger Hunt Contest Official Rules
To be eligible to participate in this Contest, you must be a resident of a province or territory in Canada, have reached the age of at least sixteen (16) at the time of entry, and not be a current employee or contract worker of the City of Ottawa or Sponsor. Entrants who are under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence must obtain parental consent prior to entry. Should an entrant who is a minor be selected for a prize, a parent or guardian will be required to accept the prize on the entrant.
2. HOW TO ENTER – NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
To enter the Contest, you must meet the eligibility requirements above.
Each entrant may only submit one  digital scavenger hunt form. If an entrant is found to have submitted more than one form, they will be disqualified, and all their entries will be excluded from the prize draw.
The contest begins at 5 pm on Friday, June 3, 2022, and all digital scavenger hunt forms must be received no later than 5 pm on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
The scavenger hunt form can be accessed by visiting ottawa.ca/doorsopen and must be submitted digitally to be eligible.
3. PRIZES AND PRIZE SELECTION PROCESS
To have your name entered into the draw, entrants must achieve a score of 50 per cent or higher on the digital scavenger hunt form (answer at least eight of the sixteen questions correctly). Scores are calculated electronically within the software, and a list of eligible names and email addresses will be collected for the draw.
Fifty  winning names will be drawn at random using an online application no later than Wednesday, June 8, 2022. All winners will be notified via email no later than Friday, June 10, 2022.
Upon receiving notification that a prize has been won, entrants must schedule a time to pick up their prize between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, starting Wednesday, June 15 until Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Prizes will be distributed from Ben Franklin Place, located at 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5K7. Each selected winner will receive one  of a total fifty  gift cards for local Ottawa businesses, each gift card valued at fifty dollars [$50]. Winners’ choice of gift card shall be on a first come first serve basis at the pickup location. Please note that failure to respond within three (3) business days of the date at which the City sends a prize notification email will result in disqualification and the City reserves the right to select another winner. Selected winners will also be required to execute a legal release that confirms the winner’s (i) eligibility for the Contest and compliance with these Contest Rules; (ii) acceptance of the prize as offered; and (iii) release of the City of Ottawa and Sponsor from liability as outlined in section 6 of these Contest Rules.
4. PRIZE CONDITIONS
The following conditions apply to the prize in this Contest: (i) the prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or convertible to cash; (ii) there are no substitutions permitted, except at the City of Ottawa’s option; and (iii) the City of Ottawa reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute any prize or a component thereof with a prize of equal or greater value.
5. LIMITATION OF LIABLIITY
By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the City of Ottawa, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest or prize won, including any travel related thereto.
Personal information collected by the City of Ottawa including the Contest entrant names is collected by for the purposes of administering the Contest. Entrants consent to their name being disclosed publicly by the City, including without limitation through the Contest Website and other media accessible to the general public. If you have any questions about the collection and use of personal information by the City of Ottawa, you may email email@example.com, telephone the Event Coordinator at 613-857-5883, or mail Doors Open Ottawa at 101 Centrepointe Drive, 1st Floor West, Ottawa, Ontario, K2G 5K7.
7. CANCELLATION, MODIFICATION, SUSPENSION OF CONTEST
The City of Ottawa reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest at anytime subject to applicable law, if the City of Ottawa determines that the Contest cannot be run as originally planned or if fraud or any other occurrence compromises the fairness or integrity of the Contest.
8. SCAVENGER HUNT ANSWERS
- Originally built at a cost of only $48,000, this building was designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act in 1978.
Answer: Arts Court
- The iconic white “Cube” on Waller Street, the Ottawa Art Gallery's new 55,000-square-foot home that opened in April 2018, was built using what primary structural method?
Answer: Steel truss and frame
- Since its installation in 1936, the three-manual Casavant pipe organ in St. Luke’s Anglican Church on Somerset Street West has shown off the wonderful acoustics of this Gothic Revival-style heritage building. Founded in 1879, by brothers Joseph-Claver and Samuel-Marie Casavant, the Canadian organ building company called Casavant Frères is based in what city?
- The School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) moved from its previous location of 12 years in the ByWard Market into what kind of purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Little Italy?
Answer: Converted warehouse
- The furniture in the reception areas of the U.S. Embassy on Sussex Drive is upholstered in mohair velvet. The colour of the fabric is meant to symbolize the close relationship between Canada and the United States. What is the colour called?
Answer: Niagara blue
- The lightweight decommissioned geodesic (Radome) domes built for Environment Canada to support the NATO weather monitoring systems were originally designed by which individual?
Answer: Dr. Walther Bauersfeld
- During the reconstruction of Centre Block following the fire of 1916, Parliament was relocated to which building?
Answer: Victoria Memorial Museum / Canadian Museum of Nature
- St. Matthew's Anglican Church is an example of early 20th-century church architecture and was designed with a distinctive rectangular tower, which is called…
Answer: A campanile
- There is a ghost who is known to haunt the second floor of Watson's Mill and can be seen on occasional misty evenings looking out the upstairs windows. Who is it thought to be?
Answer: Anne Elizabeth Crosby
- Constructed in 1827, the Commissariat Building, now the home of the Bytown Museum, is Ottawa’s oldest masonry building. Which key architectural characteristic signifies this as a pre-Confederation industrial structure?
Answer: All of the above
- Which of the following well-known Ottawa celebrities did NOT attend Lisgar Collegiate?
Answer: Alanis Morissette
- Now used to store an artefact collection, as research office space and to hold meetings, the Goulbourn Museum, originally built in 1872, was designed for what civic purpose?
Answer: Town hall
- This Doors Open Ottawa site is home to a spring display of 35,000 tulips and the largest hosta collection in Eastern Ontario.
Answer: Beechwood Cemetery
- Constructed in 1932, this church was built in what architectural style?
- The Heritage Building at Ottawa City Hall was built in 1875. It was formerly the Ottawa Normal School, a school designed to train new teachers. After passing both the entrance and medical exams, how much did prospective teachers pay in tuition in the late 1800s to complete their studies?
- A lot of work and renovations are done to preserve the architectural characteristics of the structures that achieve heritage classification in Ottawa. Which of the following renovations to protect Christ Church Cathedral on Sparks Street is not governed by the Gothic Revival-style building’s heritage classification?
Answer: Repairs, waterproofing and painting of interior flooring and plaster walls