Enriched Bread Artists – The Standard Bread Building

On June 1 and 2, join us for the 22nd anniversary celebration of Doors Open Ottawa, and pay homage to our city’s history, culture, and stunning architecture!

During Doors Open Ottawa, EBA will be offering an in person event. Please visit us in person to not only view inside this heritage building but also to view some of the work that is on display created by our member Artists and guests.

•Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

•Sunday, June 2 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Enriched Bread Artists Studio

951 Gladstone Avenue


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. it’s a valuable example of early 20th century industrial buildings and representative of Sydney Comber – a British-born architect known for the commercial bakeries and dairy production facilities he designed across Canada. It was founded by Cecil Morrison and Dick Lamothe. When the bakery opened in 1924, it was adorned with a plaque with the Latin proverb: Audaces Fortuna Juvat, meaning Fortune Favours the Bold, which can still be seen near the entrance. The Enriched Bread Artists’ studios are now home to contemporary artists and their studios continuing 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, we 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. 2024 marks the 32nd anniversary of Enriched Bread Artists.

In spring 2023 EBA (Enriched Bread Artists) received a Canada/Korea Connection Fund grant, awarded by the Canada Council, to develop a collaborative project with Korean artists. This year for Doors Open Ottawa EBA is proud to invite Korean artists: ChanKyum Kim, JeongHae Kwang, BumSu Kim, Donah Lee, Joih Choi, and SuYeon Kwak.