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Riverview Park

The Riverview Park area has some fantastic examples of early mid-century modern designs built during the 1950s and 1960s...but it is an area that I do not have too much information on as it was predominantly built by small builders and has many custom homes. There are a number of Campeau-built designs and some designs from the CMHC catalogues at the time, so I will share what I know (so far).
The neighbourhood is outlined below. You will notice that the lower right corner is cut out - that area is considered an extension of Elmvale Acres. There are infill pockets throughout and high-rise condominiums in the west end, but this post will focus on the single-family houses built in the 1950s and 1960s. The area was built at a time when some planners made grand gestures with street patterns - usually best viewed from above. Below is a portion of Riverview Park that has two grand arches. They end at a hydro corridor and the Ottawa Hospital to the south...so I wonder if there were plans to ext…