Book launch: Town and Crown

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

Library and Archives Canada, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa and the Centre on Governance, presents:

Book Launch

Town and Crown


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

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.

One comment

  1. Hello Spacing readers:

    Thanks for the notice!
    I look forward to meeting more Spacing readers.

    If you can’t join us at the book launch, you can also access a wide range of research outputs (images, sources, plans) at our web site:
    Dave Gordon
    Professor & Director
    School of Urban and Regional Planning
    Department of Geography and Planning
    Queen’s University

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