Book Launch - Town and Crown - An Illustrated History of Canada's Capital

Dr. David Gordon
Dr. David Gordon

Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada

Dr. Caroline Andrew, Director, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa

Dr. David Gordon, Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen’s University

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

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Town and Crown is an illustrated history of the planning and development of Canada’s capital city. It is the story of the transformation of the region from a sub-arctic wilderness portage to an attractive modern metropolis with a high quality of life. The book examines the period from 1800–2011, and is the first major study that covers both sides of the Ottawa River, addressing the settlement history of Aboriginal, French and English peoples.

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Refreshments will be served.
Please note that the presentation will be in English only.

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