The Mann Avenue Project (Strathcona Heights), 1947

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One of the most interesting affordable housing developments in Ottawa’s history has been, at least to me, the so-called Mann Avenue Project, later renamed to Strathcona Heights. I have written about it briefly before on this site (and it has figured into other writing). The CMHC recently put a scanned copy of this small development bulletin on its FTP site and I figured that it would be nice to share.

Though undated, the bulletin appears to have been published some time around late 1949 or early 1950, just before its residents voted to have it officially renamed to “Strathcona Heights”.1It was renamed at the request of the Mann Avenue Community Council, a group of residents formed the previous fall. See “Community Council Being Formed at Mann Avenue,” Ottawa Journal, September 26, 1949, p. 21; “Mann Avenue Project Now Becomes Strathcona Heights,” Ottawa Journal, November 8, 1950, p. 1.

I am not certain about where being locally referred to as “Ottawa’s New Town” came from, as it does not appear to have been printed in the local papers or anywhere else but this bulletin.

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1. It was renamed at the request of the Mann Avenue Community Council, a group of residents formed the previous fall. See “Community Council Being Formed at Mann Avenue,” Ottawa Journal, September 26, 1949, p. 21; “Mann Avenue Project Now Becomes Strathcona Heights,” Ottawa Journal, November 8, 1950, p. 1.

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