The Giant Tiger Mural A Tribute to Franco-Ontarians (98 George Street, near Dalhousie Street)
This mural was commissioned and unveiled in 1996 by Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. The store occupies a building that formerly housed Le Droit, Ottawa’s French-language daily newpaper. The work of artist and muralist Pierre Hardy, the mural features icons and well-known personalities from Franco-Ontarian history: Le Droit, Father Charles Charlebois, Jean-Marc Poliquin, Caisse Populaire Saint-Jean-Baptiste d’Ottawa, (Henri Thériault and Alphonse Desjardins), Jos Montferrand, the Legend of the Flying Canoe, Séraphin Marion, Hector Dallaire, Germain Lemieux (Les vieux m’ont conté), St. Jean de Brébeuf, Lise Desjardins, Jean-Guy Desjardins and Delcourt Soucy (who played a role the development of Giant Tiger stores), Jeanne Lajoie, “the defenders of the École Guigues” and Donald Poliquin.