The Embassy of Croatia – Doors Open Ottawa

I visited the Embassy of Croatia in Canada during Doors Open Ottawa over the weekend. The heritage building, called Toller House, is located at the corner of Chapel and Daly streets in Sandy Hill.  The building was bought and beautifully restored by Croatian expats in the 1990s. This visit was the highlight of my Doors Open Ottawa 2016 weekend. I love spending time inside the old heritage buildings that give Ottawa its character.

The area around the fireplace is often use as a space for receptions. There is plenty of space to move around and a lots of natural light.

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Free chocolates, including the famous Bajadera bars, and pamphlets were offered to visitors.Jeremy_MacLaine_Doors_Open_Ottawa_04

Croatia’s current President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (in the above photo),  served as a diplomat during the renovation of Toller House in the 1990s.

Here we see the Embassy, viewed from Chapel street.