One way to look at Alain Miguelez’s new book, Transforming Ottawa, is simply to graze through the hundreds of historical photos and marvel at how much this city has changed. 1,145 more words
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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
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
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