Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Live Presentation "Ottawa's Shoreline ... Built from Garbage?" this Saturday!

I am honoured to be making a live presentation this Saturday for the Historical Society of Ottawa. The talk can only be heard in-person at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium on Metcalfe at Laurier. It is this coming Saturday (January 27th) at 1 p.m. (No reservations/tickets required, but I would recommend showing up a little early as space is limited).

The topic will be similar to what I wrote about in my two-part series in the fall for the Kitchissippi Times on the significant filling in of Ottawa's shoreline with garbage in the 1960s, and how many different Ottawa projects occurring at the time all intersected with those decisions. There was also a direct effect on Mechanicsville's future, and today still, decisions are being made that will be affected by those decisions of 60 years ago.

You can read the two articles at Part One and Part Two.

More information on the Historical Society of Ottawa presentation this Saturday can be found at: https://www.historicalsocietyottawa.ca/activities/events/eventdetail/113/16,17/ottawa-s-shoreline-built-from-garbage

I'm also slated to be appearing on the CBC radio show "In Town and Out" Saturday morning on CBC Radio One (91.5 FM in Ottawa), sometime between 6-9 a.m. (not sure what time yet) to talk about this subject and promote the Saturday afternoon talk.

Hope to see you there! 

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