Original picture taken around 1900 by William James Topley.
This is the “new west wing of the school” and was completed in 1900.
Ottawa Past & Present: Lisgar Street @ Elgin Street
Urbsite: Elgin Street in Black and White
A network of Normal Schools standardized Ontario’s public education system. After a year of getting the norms, the newly trained teachers could proceed to the Ottawa Model School, in the wing to the rear. The whole gamut of subjects was taught – including manual arts in gas lit classrooms…
Wikipedia: Ottawa Normal School