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Portals: Reflections in Light – Downtown Ottawa’s Newest Art Installation

June 30, 2022

Downtown Ottawa has just gotten a little bit brighter!

Portals: Reflections in Light is nestled between JOEY Rideau and the Clocktower Brew Pub and features five giant portals painted by local artists Dom Laporte @domlasoul, Art Life Andre, and art duo Dems and Doll @d3m5 and

Each portal is equipped with lights and infinity mirrors, allowing visitors to feel like they are travelling through time. The bright lighting and mirrors allow for the colours to reflect along one another, further enhancing the experience for visitors. The portals also contain ramps on either side, allowing them to be wheelchair and stroller accessible. Your photos at this installation will be sure to leave an impression this summer.

To give back to the community, Downtown Rideau BIA will be hosting a giveaway to celebrate this new installation! Are you interested in winning a gift basket valued at $500? Head over to our Instagram, like this post, and tag two (2) friends in the comments. Bonus entries will be accepted if you post a photo of the installation, tag us, and use our hashtag #ReflectionsinLight. The winner will be contacted on July 18.

Grab your besties, your family, or a date and visit this beautiful installation in Ogilvy Square, and don’t forget to snap a picture.

LOCATION: Ogilvy Square

DATES: June 29-July 17, 2022

TIME: The installation is accessible 24/7.