Grand Opera House
134 Albert Street, between O"Connor and Metcalfe Streets, Ottawa, ON
Destroyed (fire): July 6, 1913
SE corner of Sparks and Elgin Streets, Ottawa, ON
A small hotel first built on the site: 1840s
Renamed: 1863 (Russell House)
Destroyed (fire): 1928
On arrival in Ottawa, Wilde went immediately to the Russell House, the finest hotel in the city at the time, where he was interviewed by the Toronto Globe and “fairly besieged by autograph hounds."
The following day Wilde departed Ottawa by the 4.55 pm train to Quebec City.