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But is it planning?

My colleague Giacomo Panico was perusing the city's Official Plan recently when he came across something interesting. There amongst the secondary plans adopted by city council in 2003 are the designs for the various former municipalities, including the old City of Ottawa. Within those, you'll find illustrations for specific areas, such as "The Core."

index_en-1.jpgOr my personal favourite, "The Canal."

index_en-5.jpgIt's probably safe to say city engineers won't be relying too heavily on these whimsical drawings for future construction projects. But I for one would love to see more of this kind of thing to brighten up dull city documents. Maybe Bhat Boy's looking for a new project...


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