Monument de la Francophonie d’Ottawa (4000 Labelle Street
This park commemorating the history of French-language education in Ottawa was opened on September 25, 2006, to an audience of more than 3,500 people. A 4.5 m by 9 m Franco-Ontarian flag flies from a 24-metre high flagpole. Around the pole is a granite monument on which short texts are carved that tell the story of French education in Ottawa, as well as the names of the monument’s sponsors. This community heritage project was made possible by a dynamic community-based steering committee, the Comité des Monuments de la Francophonie. In collaboration with its partners, the committee built five more monuments in 2007.