St. Paul's University is the third university in the city, and unlike Carleton and the University of Ottawa, it's relatively small. Alongside it on the property is a long driveway framed by trees, heading towards a stone building in the distance. This is the Deschatelets Building, originally founded as a Catholic seminary in the 19th Century.
As I understand it, it's presently used as an archive for a Catholic order.
A fifteen or twenty minute walk away is a building I've shown you at more of a distance. This was once a cloistered convent. It is now the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, overlooking the Rideau Canal. You can see it in the header image above.
The building dates back to 1921, and the college bought it in the early nineties. The college is an administrative centre, overseeing evaluations and certifications for doctors moving into specialties across the country. The college has taken great effort to preserve the architectural features of the building, even with modifications inside.
With luck, the place will be included again in this year's Doors Open event in June. I'll have to drop in.