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Canadian Tribute to Human Rights
Ranked #139 of 271 things to do in Ottawa
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Owner description: This 10-meter-high monument is dedicated to the preservation of human rights around the world.
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This monument, standing over thirty feet high and constructed of red granite and concrete, is located on the same property as the Ottawa Heritage Building and adjacent to the Knox Presbyterian Church on Elgin Street. The Monument bears the text: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” In addition, the words “Equality,” “Dignity,” and “Rights” are etched on granite plaques. They also appear on granite plaques within the Monument in 73 of Canada’s Aboriginal languages. It's worth seeing.

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Reviewed February 22, 2012

The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights is located next door to the main courthouse and City Hall in Ottawa. It serves as a symbolic spot for various groups advocating human rights at one time or another. I

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Stop to look at it closely - it's a beautiful piece of work.

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Reviewed January 13, 2012

The monumental is inspirational in its intent, but assumed even more meaning for me after I saw Mandela visit there. Imagine him there - frail but loving the children and crowds - as you visit it. I will never forget it.

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Reviewed March 25, 2009

It's not a bad piece of sculpture and has some interesting geometry. But one would think a monument to human rights should be more impressive. Also, it should be on the grounds of Parliament Hill. But instead it just sits tucked away on Elgin Street on the old side of the city hall.

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