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Transforming Ottawa: How Jacques Gréber's plan forever changed the capital, for better and worse

It’s difficult to imagine what Ottawa would look like today had city planner Jacques Gréber never set foot here. We would most certainly not have the Greenbelt that rings the city, nor perhaps as many of the national museums, galleries and performance venues we now enjoy. 2,312 more words

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Freeing Chaudière Falls was part of Jacques Greber's grand plan

Jacques Gréber understood the importance of freeing Chaudière Falls from its man-made shackles, Lindsay Lambert says.

In his influential 1950 blueprint for the national capital, the famed French planner wrote that Chaudière Falls “will always remain the main feature of Ottawa’s natural setting.” 439 more words

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Chianello: CEO Kristmanson giving NCC a new urban focus

OTTAWA — The fifth floor of the National Capital Commission’s offices on Elgin Street — space that was previously occupied by the folks who organized Winterlude and Canada Day events — is now completely empty, except for a 3-D model of the capital region. 722 more words

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