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  • Wellington Street Looking East between Bay and Lyon - Spacing Ottawa
    Headlines History Housing Infrastructure Maps Media Neighbourhoods Parks Photos Politics Services Spacing Streetscape Traffic Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic Architecture Comments 0 Tweet Wellington Street Looking East between Bay and Lyon March 29 2012 By Alexandre Laquerre Comparaison de la rue Wellington entre la rue Bay et la rue Lyon La photo d archive a été prise en 1939 et la photo récente en 2012 Archive picture was taken in 1938 Source Bibliothèque Archives Canada Library Archives Canada Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Image of the Past Ottawa Electric Railway Image of the Past Sussex and Wellington 1914 Image of the Past The Rideau River from Billings Bridge early 1900s Image of the Past Skating at Rideau Hall 1915 Tweet More posts by Alexandre Laquerre Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space Neighbourhood Walk Carling Avenue and development on the outskirts of town The history of the Ottawa subway Dreaming in colour The story behind Ottawa s world class transit map Jane s Walk 2015 3 Walks in Ottawa From the Spacing Store 22 Buy yourself

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  • The Gréber plan: A ghost of Ottawa past - Spacing Ottawa
    now outdated ideals Maybe it s time for someone to come up with a new vision for Ottawa Gatineau something based on modern concepts of urbanism and development that can take us into the 21st century In writing this article use was made of the excellent resources on the Gréber Report maintained by the Department of Geography at Queen s University Kingston Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Ottawa Architecture Week 2015 The city is a house built by many hands EVENT Ottawa Winter Spaces Walking Tour Urbsanity Great Architects Great Stories EVENTS 2015 16 Ottawa Design Lecture Series Tweet More posts by David McClelland 6 comments Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy Rick 6 years ago I suppose its all in the Interpretation to me What the Gréber plan offered was a tool to dictate and facilitate future growth and development within the capital utilizing form that upon completion could have resembled more Haussmann Howard than Corbusier Moses What Gréber had envisioned for Canada s national capital as a fully functioning regionally planned Garden city Howard for beyond the greenbelt While utilizing long straight grand boulevards lined with monumental architecture Haussmann within the greenbelt To me Le Corbusier and Moses car culture planning techniques are what Ottawa succumbed to as a result of not sticking to the Gréber plan wholeheartedly Andrew Jeanes 6 years ago Gréber s vision of Ottawa didn t include anything like the elevated limited access freeway that the Queensway became If you look at the model and read the reports you ll see that he envisioned surface level boulevards and parkways Of course the Queensway is just as much a barrier between the neighborhoods to the north and south as the cross town CNR tracks ever were It wasn t entirely Gréber s doing that Ottawa lost its downtown passenger rail station either As late as 1958 plans still called for the retention of the downtown Union Station for at least twenty years at which time it would be moved near the new freight yards at Walkley Road Arguably had the move out of downtown been delayed until the late seventies or early eighties it might not have happened at all CN certainly felt as late as 1959 that it could compete with road and air travel between Ottawa and Montreal at least but only with a downtown Ottawa terminal The earlier move of the station out of downtown and the compromise new location in Alta Vista was for one reason only to save money on Queensway construction Had the station remained downtown the Queensway would have needed a costly overpass over the tracks where the Nicholas Street offramp is located today Moving the freight yards out of downtown was the right thing to do and even the railways were happy to move out of their cramped old facilities Moving the

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  • Jane's Walk 2015: 3 Walks in Ottawa - Spacing Ottawa
    Brian McDougall s well attended Unauthorized History of Parliament Hill Ottawa s labour history cannot be spoken of without either the government or the lumber and paper industries and there is of course no better setting in which to learn about them than on the Hill Truly in his wheelhouse Hatfield recounted the organization of the Public Service of Canada Of course Ottawa was not initially developed as a government town and he saved the best for last the mills of the Chaudière industrial complex The focus here was on the story of les allumetières the young match girls who faced with some of the worst occupational hazards in the region struck twice in 1919 and 1924 in order to improve conditions Their bravery was recognized at the municipal level in 2007 The walk ended with this beautiful vista Sunday s walks were all about change Bright eyed and bushy tailed on Sunday morning I made my way to Chris Bradshaw and Peter Ferguson s walk through the Uptown Rideau neighbourhood that s Rideau east of King Edward I was keen to attend this walk as I have written about the neighbourhood in the past and wanted to have more layers added to my understanding I certainly wasn t disappointed and the blending of old and new by Chris and Peter certainly added depth and nuance It was also not coincidentally an excellent demonstration of the neighbourhood s feel It really does seem that Uptown Rideau has never not been in flux and the walk s title of Main Street Interrupted was certainly a fitting one Chris Bradshaw informs the crowd about the state of affairs at the corner of Rideau and Augusta We began our tour in front of the Rideau Branch of the Ottawa Public library where the format was laid out and the current state of affairs was established The recent redesign and reconstruction of Rideau was pointed out as a hopeful sign of a bright future Interwoven with the historical highlights was discussion about the Community Design Plan and the development proposals currently in existence on the stretch We ended at Besserer Park where some improvements were recently made The walk backtracked to the small seating area adjacent to the Shopper s Drug Mart where developments past and present were highlighted From the Bourque Building to the legendary Bytowne Theatre we were transported back fifty years We proceeded to head back east with stops at Friel the old Beer Store the hulking Bell Telephone switching office Pestalozzi College Chapel the redevelopment of the Beth Shalom property Augusta the former Korean grocery Cobourg Rideau Mews Charlotte where Yre s Chicken once stood now a temporary park Macdonald Gardens Park and we ended with the newly refurbished Besserer Park where homes once stood Peter Ferguson discusses the blend of the past and the future on Wurtemburg street The last walk I participated in was in many ways the one I was looking most forward to As someone who

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  • Kristen Gagnon, Author at Spacing Ottawa
    start of a new academic year the past weeks have seen the announcement of multiple public design based Read More Headlines Easy as 1 2 3 The simple absurdity of the site selection for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism triad noun tri ad ˈtrī ˌad also əd 1 a union or group of three trinity 2 a chord of three tones consisting of a root with Read More Bikes Image of the Moment Westboro s Complete Street Image Ottawa s first complete street Location Churchill Avenue Westboro Ottawa Canada Date of photo June 13 Read More Architecture A Crack of Light A Crack of Hope A Night with Daniel Libeskind Daniel Libeskind in conversation with Professor Stephen Fai Speaking poignantly the night before the 70th anniversary of the Read More Curiosities Ottawa s Little Toronto Lansdowne Park s lack of local Having grown up in Toronto the move to Ottawa found me at first feeling slightly claustrophobic and disconnected from the Read More Architecture Poetic expressions of social justice A night with architect Gregory Henriquez Last Monday October 20th 2014 saw the second lecture in the Azrieli School s Forum Lecture Series bringing architect and Carleton Read More Headlines A reflection on the events of October 22 2014 in Ottawa National War Memorial Oct 23 2014 The National War Memorial situated within the triangular expanse of Confederation Square Read More Walking Spacing Ottawa takes a de tour Play and leisure in the Capital Strathcona Park This past Saturday nine urban enthusiasts signed up to participate in a special edition of Ottawa Read More Post navigation Older posts Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space Neighbourhood Walk Carling Avenue and development on the outskirts

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  • EVENTS: 2015/16 Ottawa Design Lecture Series - Spacing Ottawa
    Azrieli School of Architecture Urbanism September 21 Alvin Huang Synthesis Design Architecture Siamak Hariri Hariri Pontarini Ricardo Carvalho Joana Vilheno Arquitectos and Jeanne Gang Studio Gang Architects among others For a full schedule and information Forum Lecture Urban Forum Ottawa s Urban Forum will begin the 2015 16 season with a lecture by esteemed architect Jack Diamond of Diamond Schmitt Architects on Wednesday September 30th at Lansdowne s Horticulture Building In the lead up to the lecture series Urban Forum is also promoting the Council on Tall Buildings and Habitat s Global Warm Weather speaces Walking Tours Ottawa on Thursday September 17th For tour registration and information Urban Forum Capital Urbanism Lab Stemming from the National Capital Commission s successful Urbanism Lab Capital Urbanism Lab has announced a ten part lecture series beginning October 10th with a lecture by Larry Beasley and Jonathan Barnett on Eco Design for Cities and Suburbs According to the NCC The Lab provides a creative forum where leaders experts and the public can share knowledge and ideas about how to build a great capital For a full schedule and information Capital Urbanism Lab OAW Ottawa Architecture Week returns this September 20 26th with a week full of lectures events and gatherings focusing on the topic of The city the capital For a preview of this year s theme The city is a house built by many hands For a full schedule and information Ottawa Architecture Week Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Finding Value in Heritage Architecture ERA Architects Designs to take pride in The architecture of Douglas Cardinal Ottawa Architecture Week 2015 The city is a house built by many hands A Crack of Light A Crack of Hope A Night with Daniel Libeskind Tweet More posts by

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  • Easy as 1-2-3: The simple absurdity of the site selection for the ‘Memorial to the Victims of Communism’ - Spacing Ottawa
    of the site in question goes beyond programmatic needs to the level of architectural and urban planning But with last week s decision by the NCC to miniaturize the current design scheme rather than relocate it after months of written protest and a strong critical response from the local and architectural communities including the RAIC OAA and Ottawa architect Barry Padolsky legal action is now being taken against the project As was made clearly evident in this month s Urban Forum lecture on the Long Term Vision and Plan Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts given by Robert Allsopp DTAH and Lynette Fortin the site currently being considered for the Memorial is needed to complete what is referred to as the judicial triad Much like the three buildings which make up the parliamentary triad those being the Centre East and West Blocks the judicial precinct currently consists of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Justice Building with the final site lying in wait to complete this trinity of buildings The Long Term Vision and Plan LTVP a report that is meant to guide the urban and architectural development of Confederation Boulevard over the coming decades also makes clear the importance of these buildings acting as pavilions in the landscape as opposed to the continuous street edge created on the south side of Wellington As such the site sits primed and ready for such a building in what Allsopp refers to as a game of making picturesque compositions Thus it truly is as simple as 1 2 3 with the established and approved most recently in 2007 LTVP documenting the notion of the triad as a compositional planning principle and indicating the strong need for a building not a monument to fulfill the framing of the Supreme Court In doing so the

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  • Image of the Moment: Blair Station renovations - Spacing Ottawa
    Blair Station renovations July 27 2015 By Dwight Williams Image Scenes from Blair Station s renovation to accommodate the Confederation Line of OC Transpo s LRT O Train network Taken while the pedestrian footbridge connecting Gloucester Centre Mall and the Pine View subdivision is still publicly accessible Location Blair Station Ottawa Canada Date of photo July 18 2015 Photographer Dwight Williams Used with permission of the photographer Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Image of the Moment Northern Lights Parliament sound light show Image of the Moment Bank Street underpass revamp Image of the Moment Trillium line signage goes up Image of the Moment Suburban Sidewalks Tweet More posts by Dwight Williams Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space Neighbourhood Walk Carling Avenue and development on the outskirts of town The history of the Ottawa

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  • Image of the Moment: The Meanest Bus Shelter in Town? - Spacing Ottawa
    the concept of the bus shelter With no seating installed the street facing side is completely open to whatever weather is in motion at the time The roof is also angled to let in the aforesaid weather Is there a school of transit shelter design that holds such things to be virtues rather than flaws We d like to know We d also be interested in hearing your opinions on the matter whether based on experience here in Ottawa Gatineau or elsewhere in the world Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts OC Transpo gets graphic The transitway map Neighbourhood Walk Walkin Down Main Image of the Moment Canada s longest skating rink LRT Trillium Line Extension enters Stage 2 Tweet More posts by Dwight Williams 5 comments Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy Tracey 1 year ago My initial reaction the city is not concerned with the design Perhaps safety and security are the priority given the diverse population in the Rideau area Forgo a functional shelter for transit users and a safer place to sleep for the homeless Apparently it s not about the people Geoffrey Dow 1 year ago I think it very much is about people homeless people This strikes me as an extension of the shelter designs that do include seats but which seats are divided by arm rests the better to preclude sleeping No protection from the elements is presumably the next logical step William Kendall 1 year ago I passed by it today I was not impressed at all Michael Roesler 1 year ago Some of the new ones even have just a half wall on one end These will

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