I took these shots on two different days, one day in late December before we had a serious snowfall, and the second day in early January after the snow had come. On the west side of Elgin Street across from the War Memorial, three buildings occupy the space between Queen Street and Sparks Street, collectively called The Chambers. The larger one to the left is called the Central Chambers, while the smaller one is the Bell Block. The third building, visible on the right in the third shot, is the Scottish Ontario Chambers building, which houses among other things, the D'Arcy McGee pub, which I showed recently. The Chambers is a national historic site, and houses the offices of the National Capital Commission. The more austere looking Bell Block dates back to 1867. The Scottish Ontario Chambers was built in 1883, with a design from the Victorian Italianite style. And Central Chambers, completed in 1893, is designed in the Queen Anne Revival style. Extensive work has been done on the inside, so the three buildings are linked together.
A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for February is Scenes From A Coffee Shop.