A little over a century ago, the Ottawa Improvement Commission built a landscaped scenic parkway that extended through the north end of the Glebe from the Rideau Canal to Bronson Avenue. Leading Canadian architects were commissioned to design grand-looking homes, detailed house and landscape design rules were formalized, and street design features were implemented. The area advertised as Clemora Park immediately became one of Ottawa's most scenic and desirable residential areas, home to leading local and national politicians, businessmen, doctors, and civil servants.
GUIDE: Andrew Elliott, Archivist at Library and Archives Canada
Additional interpretation from Lynn Armstrong, landscape architecture historian and heritage activist. Both are residents of The Glebe.
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