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Essays and reflections on the History of Old Ottawa South

Reflecting on Old Ottawa South’s Built Environment, Past and Present

Reflecting on Old Ottawa South’s Built Environment, Past and Present Mohammad al-Asad September 2008 Abstract: This essay provides both documentary information as well as reflections on the architectural and urban characteristics of Old Ottawa South. It addresses the neighborhood’s past evolution, present characteristics, as well as possible future trends. It discusses possible scenarios that allow for increased densification in Old Ottawa South while preserving, and even enhancing, the urban and architectural qualities that contribute to making the neighborhood a positive example of urban living. Introduction The physical boundaries of Old Ottawa South A rich architectural heritage and urban fabric Contrasts with neighboring districts Past mistakes Debate on density The future References Next Reflecting on Old Ottawa South’s Built Environment, Past and Present My family and I moved from abroad in the summer of 2006 and settled in Old Ottawa South. When corresponding with friends and colleagues about our move and…
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Neighbourhood History Essay

First appeared in "Your Essential Guide to Old Ottawa South", Ottawa South Community Association © 1999 The Evolution of Old Ottawa South 1800-1872: Rural Settlement 1872-1920: Growth of a Suburb 1920-Present: Consolidation and Maturation Other Sources of Heritage Information
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