Above is a map of restaurants and lunch counters, as listed in the 1930 Ottawa City Directory.
Although it was indisputably popular among many of Ottawa’s citizens, the National Capital Plan was not without its detractors. Both the concept and implementation of the Green Belt, for example, were a problem for many and the plan was sometimes used by locals to oppose necessary infrastructure projects. Criticisms of the Plan were not limited to their urban planning aspects. As it would turn out, even the fairly basic prescriptions for architecture raised a few hackles.Continue reading →
I’m sure that, if you’ve been following along with these entries from the Jones Commission that I’ve been transcribing, you’ve likely found that they’ve been, in the main, stunningly repetitive in what they have stated. If so, you’re hardly the only one. Reporters charged with following the testimonies offered up at the Commission noticed too, and were perhaps a little bored with the assignment.Continue reading →
One of the goals for my recent trip to Toronto was to get a card for the Toronto Public Library. There are certain resources that the Ottawa Public Library – digital or otherwise – will not invest in, so getting a card from a city that will for a reasonable price (for an out-of-towner) was a no-brainer.Continue reading →