In brief

From Rideau Street to the National Gallery

The Rideau Street Convent is demolished in 1972, but not entirely lost. The 1,100 fragments of the chapel’s sumptuous interior décor, signed by the architect and diocesan canon Georges Bouillon, are preserved and relocated to the National Gallery of Canada. The reconstituted chapel re-opens its doors on May 21, 1988, nearly one hundred years after its initial consecration.