The development of the Parkway was not as fast, or as inexpensive as you might think it was. And there was far more involved than just laying some roads. Thousands of people in Kitchissippi were booted off their land when the government expropriated their property. The Parkway was originally planned to be part of a ring road surrounding the City, which of course never came about.
Read the full story and check out a couple extra photos at the Kitchissippi Times: https://kitchissippi.com/2017/06/08/sjam-ottawa-river/