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St. Joseph Scholasticate
The oldest and largest historical institution in Ottawa East is the Scholasticate of St. Joseph now known as the Edifice Deschâtelets. The original building was erected in 1885 on land purchased by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in the early 1860's.
From the very beginning the Scholasticate has played a major role in the evolution of Ottawa East. As the leader of the Catholic community, it was the Oblates who were responsible for the establishment of the schools and churches that served the Catholics of Ottawa East. As well they were also responsible for the founding of many other institutions in the Ottawa area including the University of Ottawa and later, Saint Paul University on Main St.
The links below will take you to the various sections that describe the history of the Oblates from their very beginning to the present day, including related institutions in the community.
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