Francophones have been shaping the face of Ottawa ever since the city was founded. Explore the highlights of this little-known history and discover the singular culture of the capital’s francophones. Eminent experts talk about French life in Ottawa and its neighbourhoods, and within institutions whose influence extends well beyond the city’s borders. And archival documents — many unpublished — reveal the ambition, accomplishments, determination and audacity of the city’s francophones. Welcome to Ottawa’s francophone community!