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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.

Two-Meter Tour: ARTful Distance Markers

Saint-Vincent Hospital

Ottawa, ON

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Deaf & Disability arts


Nature & outdoors

Physical activity & movement


Please note, in accordance with changing health regulations, in-person events in Toronto, Ottawa, and Peel are cancelled until further notice. We encourage you to explore our other digital programs to enjoy in the next two weeks. Check out three destinations to experience an art-hunt like you’ve never experienced before! Walk, drive, cycle or bus to three Bruyère sites – from Orleans to the Byward Market to Chinatown, and discover brilliantly colored, open-air ground murals; in parkettes, patios, plazas, gazebos and walkways. NOTE: Buildings are not accessible to the public. There are no toilets accessible to the public. Test your “distance-estimating” skills across swirling, prismatic vines, that connect huge sets of safely-distanced “spots”. Those showy dots make a perfect stage for creative acts by the kids, or the kid in you; film your dramatic pronouncements and show your friends you understand what 2 meters means; photograph your little ones folding themselves into the giant dots, little safe seeds on the vines. Take home ideas for ARTful Distance Markers in your own neighbourhood. Orleans Bruyère Village: 879 Hiawatha Park Road Can you find all the 2-Metre distance Markers, linking Besserer Place to Residence St. Louis and its patio areas? There are 13 markers that indicate safe visiting distances. Close to: Beautiful views of the Ottawa River Byward Market Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital & Élisabeth Bruyère Residence. Hint: Look around 43 and 75 Bruyère Street and into the long garden space (beside the parking lot; connecting Bruyère and Cathcart Streets). Close to: Sussex Dive; 2 blocks from National Art Gallery of Canada; Bingham Park. Also find: “Succor”, bronze sculpture by Bruce Garner, at the entrance of the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital Centretown West/Chinatown Saint-Vincent Hospital & Primrose Family Medical Centre. Cambridge N. at Primrose Street, Hint: Connect the dots as you discover seven safe 2-metre distances around the parking lot, pathways, the gazebo on Cambridge Street and within the shaded park at the corner of Primrose and Cambridge (beside Primrose Medical Centre). Close to: Somerset at Bronson; Bronson Place; great restaurants

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

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This event is free.

  • Unique "ARTful Distance Markers" outside many medical and residential sites of the Bruyère Organization, in Ottawa. Artist in Residence, cj fleury. Summer 2020
  • Unique "ARTful Distance Markers" outside many medical and residential sites of the Bruyère Organization, in Ottawa. Artist in Residence, cj fleury. Summer 2020

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Bruyère Artist in Residence cj fleury

Working largely at at Saint-Vincent Hospital, cj is an interdisciplinary artist, known for groundbreaking projects that bring the public into public art. Saint-Vincent Hospital is Ottawa’s only Complex Continuing Care hospital. It offers a specialized program of care which aims to improve and maintain function for patients with complex care needs, by providing them with required services, support and a possibility of transition back into the community..

This event is part of a hub:

Be moved by ART at Bruyère

Bruyère Artist-in-Residence cj fleury Ottawa, ON

Designed for accessibility, safety and the imagination, Be moved by Art at Bruyère offers a month of creative community interaction. Bruyère is an academic hospital organization in Ottawa with multiple sites including Saint-Vincent, Ottawa...


60 Cambridge Street North

Ottawa, ON

The three destinations can be accessed by vehicle, bike, bus or foot.

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cj fleury


English, French


This event is wheelchair accessible.