- Digital Doors Open
- Virtual tours
Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) is a not-for-profit collective of visual artists working in a range of media and techniques. The collective was formed in 1992 by graduates of the University of Ottawa looking for studio space and an artistic community beyond university. EBA members have changed over time and, today, EBA artists come from all over the world. The group’s name refers to the former bread factory where the co-operatively run studios are located. Designed by Sydney Comber, a dairy and bakery specialist, the Standard Bread bakery was built in 1924. It was founded by Cecil Morrison and Dick Lamothe. Designated a heritage site by the City of Ottawa in 2020, the building is one of the few remaining light-industrial buildings left in Ottawa. The Enriched Bread Artists’ studios are now home to contemporary artists who continue to sustain the Ottawa art’s scene. The building’s past as a place to produce bread, and its present as a place to produce art, is of interest. Art, like bread, sustains and stimulates society. During Doors Open Ottawa, they will be highlighting the historical features of the building and its current use. At the end of October, EBA artists will present their annual “Open Studio,” a time when studios will be open to the public to share their work and vision with the Ottawa community, and beyond. 2021 marks the 29th anniversary of Enriched Bread Artists. For Digital Doors Open, check out their virtual tours (2020 and 2021). Or watch the video below to see how art has kept EBA alive throughout the pandemic.
Contact info951 Gladstone Avenue
ArchitectureYear built: 1924
Architect: Sydney Comber