If you’ve had a chat with me in the last year or so, there is a good chance that I found occasion to slip something about apartments, Centretown, or both into the conversation. It should come as no surprise that during the Depression, construction of all sorts ground to a virtual halt. If you were take a look around the neighbourhood during those years, it would appear that someone forgot to let a small group of developers know that the party was over.
Continuing apace, here is Charlotte Whitton on housing in 1955.
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By 1954, her third full year as mayor, Charlotte Whitton had found her stride as the Housing Mayor.
Coming only four months after her Fall inaugural address, Mayor Whitton spared her Council colleagues by delivering a much shorter address1By her standards. It was still much longer than those delivered by her predecessors. that focused on developing a sense of urgency and the setting aside of small differences. The Mayor’s address listed 10 points, with housing placed right at the top.
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|1.||↥||By her standards. It was still much longer than those delivered by her predecessors.|
It should come as no surprise that the end of the Second World War changed the tone of Mayor Stanley Lewis’ subsequent inaugural address, given on January 7.