Between the post-World War II housing crisis and the dawn of the condo era, Ottawa witnessed successive waves of apartment building construction - good, bad, and indifferent.
This illustrated talk looks at dozens of examples and at the private-sector developers, architects and public officials who delivered both mass-produced towers and some exceptional landmark buildings.
The lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register.
Robert Smythe is the author of Urbsite, a popular blog chronicling observations on Ottawa's architecture, urban design and history. He is a contributor to Heritage Ottawa's forthcoming book about Ottawa's Historic Apartment Buildings.